Every morning at 2:30 AM I wake with one mission… Translate the complex world of Federal Government news into accessible relatable commentary and analysis on WFED-AM 1050. Anyone who has worked in media knows some mornings are easier than others.
Years of experience in media led to an offer to join the Federal Government as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Department of Labor. Though I had been a radio and television commentator on politics and government affairs for years, my consciousness was raised the day I swore an oath of allegiance to uphold the laws of the United States of America and become an official in the Federal Government.
Now that I am back in media I can honestly say that much of the information that the news media reports about government is either dead wrong or half true, government as a monolith can not respond.
I guess that makes me the translator.
Frankly most of the reporters who cover the government don’t know what they don’t know. I am thankful that I am no longer one of them.