Jim VanderHei of Axios writes about former Wall Avenue Journal reporter David Rogers.
VanderHei writes, “David redefined for me what it takes to be really nice:
- Unusual work ethic. Each nice athlete, author, trainer or chief works more durable than others. There aren’t any shortcuts or part-time paths to excessive betterment. David was infamous for being the particular person to open the reporters’ gallery within the Capitol early every morning — and final to go away. I made it my mission to be ready there when he arrived, and depart after he left. He ultimately wore me down. Work ethic is a strong weapon.
- Diligence. David’s particular reward is knowing the arcane congressional budgeting and appropriations course of higher than lawmakers and plenty of employees. High leaders would normally name him when arcane guidelines or historic precedent popped up. He spent a long time studying, finding out, asking questions. Digging deeply is a strong weapon.
- Area experience. Most lawmakers feared David and ducked his questions as a result of they knew he may run circles round them. He wasn’t cocky about it — simply calm and sure that he noticed and knew with complete precision the total discipline. Area experience is a strong weapon.”
Learn extra here. Rogers left The Journal in late 2007 and went to work for Politico.