He’s used to being in front of the cameras, but when Peter Doocy arrived in the nation’s capital, he wasn’t exactly thrilled to be snapped by a certain lens. “The traffic cameras on New York Avenue” gave the Fox News Washington correspondent a not-so-warm welcome on his very first day in the District.
Since that unfortunate traffic ticket snapshot, Doocy has had his share of big assignments, reporting on everything from former Vice President Cheney’s heart transplant to the Navy Yard shooting.
Now, the 27-year-old journalist, the son of “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy, is conducting an interview that’s being called the scoop of a lifetime: the first sit-down with the Navy SEAL who says he delivered the fatal shots to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The documentary, “The Man Who Killed Usama bin Laden,” will continue its two-night run Wednesday on Fox News.
We wanted to learn more about the baseball-loving Doocy, so we asked him these questions.
Grew up in: New Jersey
College attended: Villanova University
What did you want to be when you were a kid? Yankees shortstop
Favorite hobby/activity: Going to Nationals games
After work, you’ll find me: Napping
Most embarrassing moment/most memorable moment: Embarrassing? Fell into a hole on live TV during Superstorm Sandy coverage (continued with the live shot, by the way). Memorable? Like five minutes later, when the picture of me falling into the hole was on every website (heard from a lot of old friends).
Favorite band: Dave Matthews Band
What you like/dislike about D.C.: Like? It’s a wonderful collection of interesting people from everywhere. Dislike? The traffic cameras on New York Avenue (got picture taken first day in D.C.).
If I had a theme song, it would be: Took a BuzzFeed quiz to figure this out. Their answer? “Baby Got Back.” Seriously.
My celebrity crush is: [Rep. Fred] Upton’s [R-Mich.] niece. [The lawmaker’s most famous family member is supermodel Kate Upton.]
Something that few know about you: I’m 6’5,” and I was actually born in D.C.
Best pickup line: Did it hurt … when you fell from heaven?
Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”
Best advice given: My dad told me once to walk around the newsroom with your sleeves rolled up, so it looks like you are busy, even if you are not.