The news business is a fast-paced, competitive industry, but as in any other, the cream usually rises to the top. And among the new media, the Washington Free Beacon is rising.
Early each morning, I scan more than a dozen publications to put the best headlines on BizPac Review’s home page. It is a job the sleepy, coffee-chugging news junkie in me would not trade.
A mainstay on our top 10 list is one of our favorites, the Free Beacon, a project created by the nonprofit Center for American Freedom.
Located in Washington, D.C., this fledgling operation staffed with highly experienced journalists is dedicated to investigative reporting on public policy, governmental affairs, international security, media criticism and other issues. They pride themselves on covering information that is not being fully explored by other news organizations.
Though the Beacon is less than a year old, it has already gained a respectable following among readers and journalists alike.
On a recent visit to Washington, I visited the Free Beacon offices and had a memorable conversation with one of its star reporters, Adam Kredo.
As Kredo entertained my endless stream of questions, I kept wishing I was conducting a formal interview. He is a fascinating young guy with what seemed like a lifetime of interesting experiences to share.
In a recent interview, the FishbowlDC media website described Kredo as a “towering” personality, even at 5-foot-2-inches – in heels, according to Kredo’s own estimate.
“He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Langhorne, Pa.,” the FishbowlDC piece said. “Still a student at Boston University, Kredo ventured to D.C. in 2006 for an internship at WJLA. He said the experience introduced him to the ‘terrible, soul-crushing profession called political reporting.’ He hasn’t looked back since.”
Excerpts from the interview that followed show a glimpse of the witty reporter’s character. The full interview can be read at FishbowlDC.com.
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?
Beer. Lots and lots of beer (possibly a Flying Dog brew). And I’d be poured into Das Boot.
How often do you Google yourself?
I obsessively Google myself as often as possible because I’m shallow and narcissistic to the point of delusion. Additionally, people should follow me on Twitter, where I frequently retweet myself – @Kredo0.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?
This isn’t rude, but it is cringe inducing. I once told an editor that my journalism is “immaculate.” This is still the case.
Who is your favorite working journalist and why?
Two of them: Bill Gertz and Eli Lake because they are first class patriots.
Do you have a favorite word?
Who would you rather have dinner with – FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, NBC’s Brian Williams or ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Tell us why.
Brian Williams because I respect his terrible appearances on several above average comedy shows.
The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either CNN’s Candy Crowley or FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (significant others will understand).
Who will it be? Both.
What swear word do you use most often?
Read much more of his interview HERE
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