November 21, 2016
Lovesick for Journalism
Los Angeles Times news correspondent and Loyola University Maryland alumni, Mike Memoli is without a doubt, lovesick for journalism. Starting out as a publisher in “The Greyhound” in college, onto a writing internship in Washington, D.C. which then brought him to NBC and onward to the LA Times, Memoli has done nothing but continue to shine through as a fantastic journalist. Memoli became so dedicated to his job that when he was working in NBC, he worked to gain “embedded coverage” from political figure, Hillary Clinton in 2008; this meant basically putting his life on hold, to follow Hillary Clinton around the first time she ran for President, to not only take notes on her in public, but behind the scenes. Memoli would interview her while her and her team were travelling by plane, train or bus, from state to state trying to campaign. Mike Memoli was part of the campaign, all for a storyline. He was so dedicated to NBC that he would travel day in and day out to record great nuggets of information from Clinton herself, about the campaign, in order to show the world how great she was. In current time, Memoli works for the Los Angeles Times, and is now following Hilary Clinton as a journalist as she runs for President yet again in the 2016 election. As the journalist compared Clinton from eight years ago, to today, he noted that Clinton speaks to him and the other journalists covering her, a little more informally, and he added that the group had really gotten to know the “real Hillary Clinton” during this time around.