I’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 email@example.com or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/hotfile.