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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:24 PM
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97. He's a writer...
...and a comedian.



'The Colbert Nation'

Stephen graduated in the top 47 percent of his class at Dartmouth, where he majored in history and performed with the all-male a cappella group The Sing Dynasty. (Another famous Sing Dynasty alum? Actor Stacy Keach!)

After college, Stephen took a year off to travel around the world. He went everywhere: England, Ireland, Scotlandeven Wales. That's when he developed a love of journalism because he kept a journal of his travels. What I wouldn't give to read Stephen's thoughts!

When Stephen returned to the States in 1987, he decided he had a lifelong passion for news, so he took a job as a fact checker at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He wowed his editor when he single-handedly exposed the largest mail-fraud scam in Virginia state history.

Stephen still doesn't trust the U.S. Postal Service to this day.
(Snail mail is for suckers, anyway!)

Thanks to his new acclaim as a man of the people, Stephen was quickly snapped up by Richmond's WVBX-TV news, where he spent three years as a field reporter. He was voted "Sexiest Local Newscaster of 1989" by Virginia Living magazine and raised almost $600 at a charity bachelor auction.
Best of all, the woman who cast the winning bid is now Mrs. Stephen Colbert! (Lucky lady!)

Before long, Stephen was being courted by another type of suitor: mid-market television stations.
He finally settled on Raleigh, North Carolina's WKJC Channel 5 News, where he worked the state capital beat for seven years.
In that time, North Carolina tourism numbers rose by 9 percent.
Way to go, Stephen!

More at link....

I'd say he's had a hand in journalism!
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