Speaking Her Mind
First person: "People our age have a lot to say to President Clinton—more than whether he wears boxers or briefs, or whether he inhaled."
Vitals: Born in Texarkana, Texas (Ross Perot's hometown); father, a college history professor; mother, a retired high school vocational-ed teacher; one younger sister; now shares Arlington, Va., apartment with two women friends.
Odyssey: First distributed leaflets for Ronald Reagan when she was 12; spent the summer of 1988 as an intern in Rep. Jack Kemp's office; holds a 1990 history degree from College of Charleston, S.C. Worked briefly as an NBC page, and for more than two years as publicity coordinator for NBC News. Was a cohost of the weekly National Public Radio show Left, Right & Center.
Role models: Jane Pauley, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kemp.
Annual salary: $48,000.
Favorite TV show: "Anything on Nick at Nite—The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show."
How her show differs from The McLaughlin Group: "We have panelists still paying off their student loans.".
Secret passion: The Dallas Cowboys. "Genevieve used to have a big Cowboys helmet, and she'd wear it the whole time she was watching the game. It was huge," says her sister Amanda. "I don't think she still does that."
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