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Amy Morris
Executive Editor and Anchor, The Federal Drive
Federal News Radio


What is your favorite drink?
Frosty, frozen lemonade. Or, in the evening, chamomile tea. I'm a wild woman.

What are you known for mixing up behind the bar?
It's called The Four B's. Bitters, basil, bourbon and Blenheim's Ginger Ale. MUST be Blenheim's. Never heard of it? Email me.

If you could have a drink with any 3 people, who would it be and where?
Bono, in Paris
George Clooney, in New Orleans
Suzanne Kubota, in DC

The holidays are creeping up on us.  What are you are you most looking forward to?
My family is coming to visit! I'm hosting Christmas this year! I can't wait!

What are you most dreading?
My family is coming to visit! I'm hosting Christmas this year! Oh, lord what have I gotten myself into? (and the shopping. I abhore Christmas shopping. Judge me I don't care)

And a little bit more about them that is official
(Courtesy of Federal News Radio)
Amy Morris is an award-winning journalist, specializing in federal news. She is the co-host of The Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, which airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m.

She arrived in Washington in 1999 and hit the ground running with WTOP covering the Elian Gonzales conflict. She's also covered the saga of missing intern Chandra Levy, the September 11th attacks, and the sniper shootings in October 2002, for which she won a National Murrow Award.

Before coming to Washington, Amy lived in Illinois where she worked for several radio and television stations. Her claim to fame in the Midwest was an investigative report that helped uncover a scandal in the Illinois Secretary of State's office and subsequent gubernatorial race. Former Illinois Governor George Ryan was convicted of taking cash, gifts and trips in exchange for state contracts.

In 2006 Amy was named executive editor and anchor at Federal News Radio. She is also a frequent guest analyst on NewsChannel 8 and a regular contributor on WTOP.

Today, Amy's job is to keep a close eye on the federal government. She focuses on progress being made on the smart grid, how the government is going green, whether transparency is working, implementation of open government initiatives, and other major innovations that impact federal managers and their agencies.

Amy ran - and finished - the Marine Corps Marathon in 2009. It was her second successful marathon...and probably her last. These days she spends her free time practicing Yoga, running, and strength training. She especially enjoys live music.

A small-town girl at heart, Amy grew up in a tiny rural town in South Carolina where much of her extended family still lives. She is a proud University of South Carolina graduate and a passionate Gamecock supporter.

Never, ever, ever disturb her when "her boys" are playing football. Seriously.

Follow her on Twitter: @amorris_wfed.

"...and whether or not it is clear to you, the Universe is unfolding as it should."

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