Martha Raddatz: The FishbowlDC Interview

raddatzint.jpgSay hello to ABC’s Martha Raddatz, author of the great new book, “The
Long Road Home
,” which hits bookshelves today. (<a href="raddatzint.jpgPhoto Credit)

How many suits do you own? Isn’t that what a man wears? I like skirts.

What word do you routinely misspell? Occasion, effect and affect.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes, on an airplane coming back from Iraq.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? I started it on an airplane … and then, well, I fell asleep.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “Loud Ring”…unless by son has gotten hold of my phone again.

What time did you get up this morning? 6:30

When did you last cry and why? January 2006, when Bob Woodruff and Doug Vogt were injured.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Can’t keep track of them all.

Beach, city or country? A little bit of each.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Acceptable for television.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake)

What color is your bathroom? Cream

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 400

What’s your opinion of New York City? Great place to visit. But I still can’t find my way around.

What’s your favorite letter? S

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Phil Balboni.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? No, but I would like to when I figure out how to do it.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Can we make this multiple choice?

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I visit National Naval Medical Center as often as possible to spend time with wounded Marines and support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund…one of the best charities there is to help the wounded.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and Gwen Ifill

What did you have for breakfast? Coffee and yogurt.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? A USMC sweatshirt.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Makeup remover.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Mind reading (is that one?)

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? The child they would create together.