Spotlight: Meet the Press Producer Joe Toohey
Shona Sanzgiri / August 17, 2015
My name is Joe Toohey and my love of storytelling led me to working at NBC News.
I use Flipboard as a major news source / time waster / interesting stuff finder.
I enjoy reading on Flipboard because it covers everything. I can be reading an article about the 2016 presidential race and one flip later I’m reading about oceans underneath one of Jupiter’s moons. I’m always able to find interesting, different stuff.
The first few sites I read in the morning are Twitter to see what’s happening. I then go to the NBC Political Unit’s morning newsletter called First Read. Throughout the day I’m always on The Verge, The New York Times and Washington Post, and I probably spend too much time on tech, camera and Apple rumor sites like Re/code, PetaPixel and 9to5Mac.
The best article I read all week was this one about an “impossible” rocket drive that could get to the moon in four hours, Mars in 70 days and Pluto in 18 months. That’s pretty cool.
My biggest influence is my parents. They’ve done it right and I’d be lucky to be as happy as they are in life.