Darren Samuelsohn March 2020 & March 2021

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None of my work clothes fit anymore. 

It’s a good problem to have, and one I’ll start doing something about once I’m fully vaccinated and return to an actual office.

In the meantime, I’m rejoicing in how I’ve shed 35 pounds during the COVID pandemic when it could have been so easy to go the other way.

The story of how my health took such a dramatic turn for the better dovetails with another healthy change in my life. 

Just before the pandemic gripped the nation, Insider hired me away from Politico to lead its new Washington DC bureau. Opportunities like that are rare in journalism, and it was appealing to build something from scratch while incorporating all the different things I’d learned in all my previous newsrooms. 

I’d also be able to step away from the break-neck pace I’d been keeping as a reporter on the Trump legal beat. My new job entailed recruiting, then editing a team tasked with doing exclusive, enterprising political journalism. 

My pitch to recruits was decidedly optimistic. They could join the newest division of a growing, thriving news organization at a moment when so many others were shrinking — or even shutting down.

But little did I know that …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Life


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