I had a chance to ask reporters in our D.C. newsroom about how living in Washington, D.C. compares to living in Chicago.
It looks like the consensus is we’re all enjoying D.C., especially during this cherry blossom season, but some say they still miss the Windy City.
Here is what some of our reporters had to say:
“D.C. is a great city for walking around,” Ashely Hickey, national security reporter, said. “You turn the corner, and boom — there’s the White House! People here have such interesting jobs about which they are very passionate and dedicated.”
“D.C. feels so much smaller and easier to navigate,” John Kuhn, national security reporter, said. “I miss Chicago’s neighborhoods, though, and something tells me I’ll even miss Chicago weather once D.C.’s humidity kicks in.”
“D.C. has been a wonderful place for me to grow and learn as a professional - it’s a real media wonderland,” Laurel White, political reporter, said.
“There is no better place to be in terms of my beat,” Tammy Thueringer, national security and political reporter, said. “I was able to focus on veterans affairs while in Chicago, but now that I am in our nation’s capital, where decision makers and other players are more easily accessible, it makes reporting more interesting and exciting.”
“I like D.C. better than Chicago so far, because it is a very clean city, public transportation is better, the streets are wide and because of lack of skyscrapers, the open sky is refreshing,” Taryn Galbreath, health and science reporter, said. “Only cons are very few drive-thru’s, and it’s tough to find a Walgreen’s when you prefer Walgreen’s over CVS.”
What are your thoughts?