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Jacob Geiger '09

Jacob GeigerW&L Highlights: Meeting the woman who eventually became my wife. Interviewing Jesse Jackson and Tim Kaine at Mock Con.

Most Memorable Class: In-depth reporting. During class I got to see Mike Fahey '08 run from a train in Goshen while lugging an expensive video camera. Also got to attend a beauty pageant at the Effinger Fire Department Spring Carnival.

Current Job: Editor of Work It at the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Current Life: Live in downtown Richmond with my wife and our dog. Hang out with my old W&L friends whenever I can. Run marathons and half marathons.

Latest Accomplishment: Being used as a bogeyman in a fund-raising appeal by a Republican congressman. At least we know he's reading.

Where I'll Be in Ten Years: No clue.

Last Book Read: "At Home," by Bill Bryson

Last Movie Seen: "The King's Speech"

Hobby: Reading, running, hiking.

Favorite Quote: "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." -- Yogi Berra

Why I Do What I Do: Because I like proving that fact checking is not a dying art, despite what you may have heard. Because my cynicism works better on a political beat than anywhere else. And because breaking stories is fun.

If I Could Do It All Over Again: I'd have spent more time around Prof. DeMaria. And lived in a nicer house than the dump I inhabited for two years in Lex.