Organization: McClatchy Washington Bureau
Title: Washington Bureau Chief
Hometown: Utica, N.Y.
First paying job: the now defunct Utica Daily Press
Mentor or role model: Bill Mungo, my first city editor, and Gene Roberts of Philadelphia Inquirer and NYTimes fame.
If I weren't an editor I'd be: I'd remain contentedly a journalist.
To unwind I: count waves at the Jersey Shore.
Favorite book, TV show or movie: Book: Kristin Lavransdatter by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset; TV Show: C-SPAN and "Revenge" on ABC