About Hotfile

CIMG1337I’m an American blogger based in London.  For the last 4 years, I worked as a producer for Fox News, NBC News and MSNBC.  Most recently, I produced “Race for the White House with David Gregory” where I wrote and produced the show’s cold open, David’s “Headline” and “Inside the War Room” segments.

Since moving to London, I’ve appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland to give political analysis on Obama and American politics.  This Fall, I will be starting a masters program in Politics and Communication at the London School of Economics.

This blog began as a space for me to throw in my 2 cents on the Democratic Primaries of 2008. As a political news producer I consumed every campaign article in sight — everything from gaffes, cheap shots, superdelegates, superduperdelegates  to Bosnia, Bubba, Wright, wronged, Penn, pins, and a place called Hope.  And as I watched from the control rooms of 30 Rock  the anchors and countless pundits weigh in on my segments, I thought heck, let me take a stab.

First decision (and quite possibly the most critical!): coming up with a name. Unsure how of blogging would go over at NBC, I decided to stay anonymous and post under “hotfiler”.  I took the name from a shared file in the NBC newsroom called HOT where all priority news feeds into, including blasts from reporters on scene, breaking news and urgent wires.

During the general election, I video-blogged my analysis on Obama and McCain’s daily attack strategy, which you can check out at on this blog, http://www.youtube.com/thehotfile or http://www.vimeo.com/hotfile.  To find out more about my past experience with Obama during his ’04 Senate campaign in Illinois check out this post: http://www.vimeo.com/1440378.

Since the election, I’ve continued writing about American politics and media bias with a special focus on next steps for the Democratic Party.  I hope you enjoy!

Please feel free to email me at thehotfile@googlemail.com or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/hotfile.



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  1. Hey, hotfiler! Very nice vlog! Your desire to sort things out intelligently is really apparent. You are absolutely right that this isn’t American Idol. It’s our future that’s at stake, and the person we elect to be our next President will make a huge difference.

    Please keep up the good work.

  2. You have done an excellent job a communicating your point(s). Are/were you a communications major? I was going to comment on the hotfile being a pun (you are beautiful), but after seeing your message and how intelligent you are, it would be in poor taste.

    We needed more people like you when Bush was running for office. People were afraid to say anything negative about Bush (including the press). However, now that the damage has been done, even the comedians have the courage to point out the obvious.

    I wish nothing but the best for you.


  3. hi there GREAT WORK! We need soo many more of (us) young people to get out there and make a difference in this election. how often do you produce the hotfile, as i watch it on youtube.

  4. Distractingly hot AND right up to date with intelligent, to-the-point commentary? Perhaps we have a candidate for Jan Schakowsky’s seat here once she takes Barack’s chair.

    Good with the sound off, good with the sound on.

  5. Wow! Where are you headed? Your intelligence is needed in Washington. I can sit and watch these all day. You comment but do you get out and get involved as well? I mean that entirely without sarcasm. I’m only curious to know more of your goals.

    If I could I would probably sit and talk to you for hours. I REALLY love the intelligent comments. Hopefully I can see you go far. Best wishes.

  6. Is the Hot File no longer? Or just taking a much needed rest from the campaigns? I need my HotFile fix!

  7. Your comments about both candidates are out-of-touch yet innocent, perhaps if you put some more time on the issues both candidates are currently focusing to “win-the-election” then you are going to have a much better picture about them.

  8. I’d like to change your political opinions, and I pray that you don’t vote for any Democrats. =) You can visit my blog at http://www.phenomenaltruths.wordpress.com for a refreshing change of pace.

  9. I’ve been getting all inspired by watching the videos from the Democratic Convention and stumbled upon your blog! Good stuff here & the You Tube!

    How cool that you worked with “President-elect Obama” in the early years …I heard him speak once. It feels good to have seen a president in person 🙂 Makes it more real – more possible.

    It’s going to be Great in “08” – with the help of magic passion love & a New President!

  10. Looks like Sarah Palin’s army is in full swing (see two posts up).

  11. Love the site… keep up the video blogs and blogging…

    Your fellow female in arms,
    Little Ms. Purple.

  12. Nice vlog! If you want to contribute these to elephantjournal.com, we can give you the instructions and should send some traffic your way.

  13. I’ve declared my love for hotfile. Finally I meet a woman who makes me think for a second ‘shut the fuck up and just listen’, that was so nice. I usually prefer talking. Yes, you should be famous. Send your tapes to Oberman.

  14. i’d love for you to contribute to celebritycongress.com
    shoot me an email if you get a chance.

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  16. hi I’m from iceland.This site İs very good for cancon

  17. Have you checked out?

  18. Are you ever coming back here? not that the political season is heating up, I miss your blog… Just sayin’

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