Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the 2016 elections are coming up. But with all the news reports, it is easy to forget that the candidates are people with a their own quirks and stories.
Do you know which candidate wrote a letter to NASA asking to become an astronaut? Which candidate considers U2’s Bono a good buddy? The answers to these and more are revealed when Bold‘s own, David Grasso brings a fun edition of Pop Politics to Bold Blend!
Although the race to the White House has gotten less crowded, you can still have fun as Carrie Sheffield, Adam Johnson, and Rob Smith battle for the win!
Adam Johnson founded Insight & Action Advisors to help senior executives connect with investors and customers through video and live events. Previously, Mr. Johnson anchored several business programs at Bloomberg Television, interviewing CEOs, heads of state, Nobel laureates, asset mangers and policy experts. Mr. Johnson began his career on Wall Street, co-founding a private investment partnership and trading securities globally for ING, Furman Selz, Louis Dreyfus, Merrill Lynch. He earned his bachelors degree in economics at Princeton.
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
David is the Editor of Bold. He's especially passionate about millennial economic empowerment. A former local news reporter, David is originally from the Little Havana area in Miami, and later became a pioneer resident of the Disney-inspired town of Celebration, Florida. David holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Rob Smith is an openly gay Iraq war veteran, journalist, and author of the #1 bestseller Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army, which is the recipient of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for LGBT Nonfiction and a nominee for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.
He is a contributing writer for Queerty.com, a video journalist for Zazoom Media Group, and co-anchors Bold Blend with Bold founder Carrie Sheffield and former Bloomberg TV anchor Adam Johnson. He holds a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.