Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Chance Encounter With James Kotecki

James Kotecki photograph courtesy of Politico.com 6:15 p.m. I just met James Kotecki, vlogger extraordinaire for Politico, and his fiance, Emily Freifeld, who creates political podcasts for The Washington Post. James and Emily were nice enough to sit for a rogue interview. Good stuff. James opens up about his meteoric rise to the big times through YouTube and his reasons for making it.

Don't get James wrong. He's really very self-effacing. So much so that when I asked him whether he thought he was in any way responsible for the 2007 CNN YouTube debates, he emphatically responded, "No."

Is that enough of a tease? Because I need a cocktail. I'm about to shut down my computer again and you know what that means....