The FishbowlDC Interview With Julianna Goldman

Say hello to Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg TV’s White House correspondent. Goldman has twice interviewed POTUS. In a December 2008 press conference, President Obama referred to her as “one of the originals” as she began covering his campaign in July 2007. Goldman claims to be a nervous flyer on all variations of aircraft except for one: Air Force One.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Fizzy Lizzy cranberry or grapefruit.

How often do you Google yourself? I have google alerts so I know when a story hits the internet.

Who is your favorite working journalist? Too many to pick just one – David Shuster, my colleagues at Bloomberg, the ladies of the Obama bus: Sunlen Miller (ABC), Athena Jones (NBC), Bonney Kapp (CNN), Maria Gavrilovic (CBS) and Carrie Budoff Brown (Politico).

Did you see “Twilight” and “New Moon?” If so, who is more your type, Edward or Jacob? The question is how many times have I seen both movies…Team Edward.

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? If I said both, could dinner please still come from the White House vegetable garden?

When did you last cry and why? Watching Crazy Heart – when Jeff Bridges performs for the first time with Colin Farrell.

What word do you routinely misspell? affect or effect

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

What swear word do you use most often? Is Big F’ing deal so cliche now?

What word or phrase do you overuse? ummmm, not to be confused with ohhmmmm

What TV show do you have to watch? DVR is usually pretty full…but some favorites: True Blood, Glee, Mad Men, 30 Rock and while we’re on the subject, MSNBC 10-11a.m. and 3-4p.m.

Where do you shop most often for your clothes? At my desk…and stores with points programs.

Who do you prefer for daytime talk, Dr. Phil, Oprah, Tyra or the women of The View? Oprah

Find out Julianna’s most embarrassing career moment after the jump… (hint hint, think Bat Mitzvah dress trends)

If you were trapped on a deserted island, which public official would you want to be trapped with and why? A White House chef – hopefully he or she would know how to fish.

Who was your mentor? They still are Bloomberg’s Al Hunt and my mom.

What’s the best advice you ever received in the course of your career? KISS (Keep it simple, stupid)

What and where was your first job in journalism? The Washington Jewish Week. In middle school I wrote an article about Bat Mitzvah dress trends and made $100.

What’s your most embarrassing career moment? Admitting I’ve written a story about Bat Mitzvah dress trends.

Which one interview of your career did you enjoy most? The opportunity to interview the President is pretty tough to beat.

What’s the biggest scoop you’ve ever had? I don’t want to jinx having an even better scoop in the future.

Publish date: April 9, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT