Press Pass and Good Shoes

Greg McCarthy, the host of Press Pass and Good Shoes, interviews journalists who cover defense and government contracting and explores their experience and insights. The title of the podcast comes from a 2006 CBS News story in which longtime CBS National Security Correspondent David Martin stated that to cover the Pentagon you need "a press pass and a good pair of shoes." 

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Courtney Mabeus, The Virginian Pilot

Courtney Mabeus covers the military for The Pilot. She's a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and got her master's at the University of Maryland.

Stories: https://pilotonline.com/users/profile/courtney%20mabeus

Twitter: @courtneymabeus

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Mike Gruss, Editor, C4ISRNET and The Fifth Domain

Mike Gruss leads the editorial team and digital, video and print content strategy for C4ISRNET and The Fifth Domain. He previously served as senior staff writer for Space News.


Stories: https://www.c4isrnet.com/author/mgruss

Twitter: @mikegruss

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Insights on Advertising

We talk advertising with Adam Konowe, Vice President of Client Strategy at TMP Worldwide and Jason Sickels, Senior Media and Communications Solutions for Defense News.

Adam Konowe Bio: https://dc.tmp.com/our-leadership-adam-konowe 

Jason Sickels Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsickels

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Jen Judson, Land Warfare Reporter, Defense News

Jen Judson has covered defense in the Washington area for over six years. She was previously a reporter at Politico Pro Defense and InsideDefense.com.

Stories: https://www.defensenews.com/author/jen-judson

Twitter: @JenJudson

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Chad Garland, Journalist, Stars and Stripes

Chad Garland a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, covers Afghanistan and Iraq.

Stories: https://www.stripes.com/reporters/europe-mideast/chad-garland

Twitter: @chadgarland

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Amber Corrin, Editor, Federal Times

Amber Corrin  previously served in several capacities in the SMG newsroom, including editor of C4ISRNET and senior reporter covering defense IT, cybersecurity, intelligence and more for C4ISRNET and Federal Times.

Stories: https://www.federaltimes.com/author/amber-corrin/

Twitter: @CorrinAmber

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Connor O'Brien, Defense Reporter, POLITICO Pro

Connor O'Brien covers Congress for Politico. Prior to joining POLITICO, he covered defense, national security and veterans issues for CQ Roll Call.

Stories: https://www.politico.com/defense

Twitter: @connorobrienNH

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Jeff Martin, Producer/Host of Defense News Weekly

Jeff Martin’s work can be viewed on Defense News Weekly, the premier television show covering the defense industry and U.S. military, airing on PBS and AFN worldwide and on the Defense News website.

Stories: https://www.defensenews.com/author/jeff-martin/ 

Twitter: @JeffMartinDC,  @defense_news

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Lee Hudson, Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network

Lee Hudson covers the Pentagon for Aviation Week Network and has covered national security since 2011.

Stories: www.AviationWeek.com

Twitter: @LeeHudson_

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Ross Wilkers, Senior Writer, Washington Technology

Ross Wilkers is a a Senior Staff Writer and business journalist for Washington Technology who covers federal contractors, focusing on IT and services providers.

Twitter: @rosswilkers / @washtechnology

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ross-wilkers-9256a371

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Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week

Stephen Trimble covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

Stories: AviationWeek.com
Twitter: @TheDEWLine

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Hope Hodge Seck, Managing Editor, @Militarydotcom

Hope Hodge Seck is managing editor and an award-winning investigative and enterprise reporter.

Stories: Military.com

Twitter: @HopeSeck

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Aaron Mehta, Deputy Editor, Defense News

Aaron Mehta covers policy, strategy and acquisition in the Department of Defense and its international partners.

Stories: DefenseNews.com

Twitter: @AaronMehta

LinkedIn: Aaron Mehta

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