Washington Post People by HightB

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Quiz Description

Newspaper writer columnist quizzes die in darkness? If you don't get it, you don't get it? Am I multi-tasking while watching the DC NFL franchise? (Yes) Call it what you will, here's some questions about people associated with the Washington Post.

Full Results:

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1 GoodmanDL 526 97 15
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2 ChernicoffS 423 91 15
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3 JJA 408 85 15
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4 WolfischL 401 79 15
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5 VaccaD 372 73 00
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6 AmmermanA 354 67 15
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7 hoyalawya76 343 61 15
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8 CoenM 278 55 15
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9 KreitzerJ 272 50 15
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10 RautY 266 41 00
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10 ChrisRosenberg 266 41 15
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12 elfm 215 32 15
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13 BeningoS 197 26 00
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14 BruceM 140 20 00
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15 Bup 123 14 00
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16 PipkeR 72 8 00
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17 DouglasLovesVixey 0 2 00
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Questions:

FIRST and LAST NAME REQUIRED: This titan of sports journalism worked at the Post from 1924 to 1998, advocated for the integration of the local NFL franchise in his columns, and HE WAS THE FATHER of a noted television host.

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SHIRLEY POVICH

When he's not waxing on about baseball, this columnist has served as a mostly conservative voice at the Post since 1974

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George F. WILL

This "Politics and Pints" quiz creator was also the founder of "The Fix" blog, where he contributed content until taking a job at CNN this year.

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Chris CILLIZZA

A long-time contributor to "The Reliable Source" column, this journalist has become a semi-regular on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me"

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Roxanne ROBERTS

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: These regulars from the Post sports section are founding voices of "Pardon the Interruption"

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Tony KORNHEISER and Michael WILBON

This co-author (along with James Andrew Miller) of "Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live" and "These Guys Have all the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN" wrote for the Post from 1972 to 2010, serving primarily as the television critic.

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Tom SHALES

Writing for Scripps-Howard and then through the Post, this figure of 1930's through 1960's journalism was the main writer of the "Washington Merry-Go Round" column, breaking stories such as General Patton slapping a soldier and dubiously claiming that staffers of California governor Ronald Reagan ran a homosexual ring.

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Drew PEARSON

FIRST AND LAST NAME REQUIRED: The daughter of a famous Texas sports journalist, this Post sportswriter co-wrote "It's Not about the Bike" with Lance Armstrong and had the last interview with Joe Paterno prior to his death in 2012.

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SALLY JENKINS

Although he was alleged to have helped cover up information about JFK's affairs, this executive editor supported Woodward and Bernstein in their pursuit of Watergate information,

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Ben BRADLEE

This advice columnist runs a column under her name that was previously named "Tell Me About It". Cartoons within the column are provided by her ex-husband Nick Galifinakis, a first cousin of Zach Galifinakis.

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Carolyn HAX

Writing for the Post as a columnist since 2000 after stints with The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic, you may have seen his books "Smashmouth", "Tears of A Clown", and "Homo Politicus"

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Dana MILBANK

Although she has taken leaves from the Post to work for other publications, this fashion writer was at the Post when she won a Pulitzer in 2006 and she covered Michele Obama during her first year as First Lady.

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Robin GIVHAN