Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!
by kosnomore, Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 01:33:18 PM EST
He's NBC's "youth correspondent", and will be co-hosting New Year's Eve from Times Square!
Luke is the son of the late Tim Russert and Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth.
Luke graduated from the tony, elite St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 2004. While still in college, and totally on his own merits, and without the help of any family or friends, Luke co-hosted a sports talk program on XM radio with James Carville, and snagged a job with ESPN's Pardon the Interruption. Obviously, Luke was the most gifted college journalist of his generation. Otherwise, he never would have nabbed those jobs!
After his June, 2008 graduation from Boston College, Luke was hired by NBC News to cover "youth issues in the 2008 presidential election", and received the coveted assignment of covering the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions.
Having absolutely nothing to do with his family's or Carville's connections, Luke was the only journalist to interview Bill Clinton immediately after his speech to the DNC.
Imagine his brilliance - - he can cover sports and politics!
With apologies to Ann Richards, I think it's great that people born at the top can start on third base and work their way home!
I can't wait to watch Luke's future insightful stories about the upward struggles of Senators Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Beau Biden!