Gregg Ward | Appearance on Fox News
Those who follow politics know that nothing generates news and commentary like a sex scandal. And when a big state Governor gets caught up in a sex scandal, well it can become a media feeding frenzy.
And so it proved in early March of 2008, when the New York Times reported that Governor Eliot Spitzer – a former state Attorney General who prided himself on his law and order reputation – had repeatedly patronized an elite “escort” service. Within a matter of hours the press was going nuts over the story and wanted to hear from all manner of expert commentators.
That’s when I got the call from my very excited east coast publicist: “Neil Cavuto at Fox News wants to interview you live this afternoon!” And faster than I could say “Really?!,” I was being whisked by black town car to a studio in downtown San Diego, mic’d up by a camera operator, and told in my earpiece by a Fox News producer in New York City to “Stand by for the intro, then Neil will come to you right after. In 3, 2, 1…”
It was a surreal 4 minute experience, especially since I couldn’t actually see Neil. I did my best to sound intelligent and thoughtful and was tickled when Neil said “Gregg, you’re the expert, I just play one on TV.”