Beverly Hills High Student Cracks Obama Press Corps

Max Schwartz still wants that one-on-one with Barack Obama. But for now, the Beverly Hills High School student is happy to settle for getting within about 30 feet of the commander-in-chief at LAX.

Per a fun write-up on Beverly Hills Patch, the ambitious senior was one of a dozen pool reporters accredited to cover the LA arrival of POTUS this past Wednesday. He tells Patch contributor Laurie Lande, who herself once reported for the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, how it all came about:

Schwartz called the White House press office at least monthly with interview requests and repeatedly phoned since early February when he learned the President was visiting Los Angeles… “I was added to the White House [press] email blast after several requests.”

“The [White House] press office did not discriminate against me because I was a student reporter,” he said.

Schwartz shot about an hour of footage at LAX for use on an upcoming edition of his KBEV-TV program Let’s Talk Politics. The comments on the Patch article are pretty sweet, with relatives and even mayor Barry Brucker chiming in. Max’s Aunt Stephanie this morning proudly writes, “Look out CNN’s Anderson Cooper…”

[Photo courtesy Beverly Hills Patch]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.