Zain Verjee: The FishbowlDC Interview

Zain Verjee.JPG Say hello to CNN correspondent Zain Verjee.

How many suits do you own? Only a few left behind by an ex

What word do you routinely misspell? Connecticut

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? I believe I stayed there while in Waziristan, Pakistan

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. but I read the book and bought the Mona Lisa…

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate

What time did you get up this morning? 5 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? Big girls don’t cry

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? All of them

Beach, city or country? Beach

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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)

What color is your bathroom? Egg

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Hundreds … Mostly from Jack Cafferty or my mum

What’s your opinion of New York City? Takes up too much space in my head … but good cheese pizza

What’s your favorite letter? Zed (not zee)

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? My former co-anchor on CNN international Jim Clancy.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Loads … poem of the day …

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? I only watch “General Hospital” … and lately someone is writing much better scripts for my friends in Port Charles

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I volunteer as a P.A. on “The Situation Room.” I’m getting really good at logging tape and bringing the producers coffee.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Candy Crowley [CNN senior political correspondent] … Her writing is magical, lyrical and deliciously witty.

What did you have for breakfast? Porridge and wheatabix with Kenyan tea (milk, no sugar)

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Tea tree Face masks in Seoul

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? To have tomorrow’s news today

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? They’re both plastic dolls

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never regurgitate, orginate! Ideally, chutzpah feathers one’s soul melodically. Rhythmically, supergalifragilistic sounds baroque indeed…” nefarious