Taking a Selfie with Bernie & Photobombing Jeb!

February 04, 2016

While in Iowa for the last 1.5 days of the presidential campaign in the Hawkeye State, I saw six presidential hopefuls and met two of them. I got my photo taken with both Republican Jeb! Bush and Democrat Bernie Sanders. It turns out I also showed up in press photos with both of them!

The most exciting photo came as a Bloomberg photographer snapped a shot of me taking a selfie with Sanders. The timing of the two shots is impressive as they show two angles of the same moment.




Various media outlets ran the Bloomberg photo, including the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, and the National Post (Canada). I probably should add, however, that despite what the captions suggest I was there as a reporter and not as a supporter.

I also got a photo with Jeb!, though it wasn't technically a selfie since one of his staffers took the shot. He's really tall! Again, I was there as a reporter (and actually had official media credentials for the Jeb! event and a later Donald Trump rally).


I appeared in two media photos from that rally. An Associated Press photo of me in a crowd of people around him appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Daily Herald, the Seattle Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Daily Mail (United Kingdom).

In a less-used Getty Images photo, I accidentally photobombed Jeb! I have no idea what I was doing at that moment, though it looks like Jeb! just said something shocking (like he thought he would win). I think I was looking around to find a good angle to take a photo. Regardless, it makes for a funny photo, especially since it was used by the Wall Street Journal and Florida Today.


You can see the rest of my photos from the Iowa Caucus here.

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