Ten Questions Deep with Times Union Editor Rex Smith

Ten Questions Deep is like, my 60 Minutes. And the best part about being able to host this show is to have the opportunity to sit down with some seriously high profile people and get a glimpse of what makes them passionate about whatever it is they’re doing here in the Capital Region. 

And someone like Rex Smith, the editor of the Albany Times Union, probably doesn’t give up a lot of those details on the reg. He’s booked in editorial meetings, predicting the future of print media, seeking the truth and reporting it fully, you get it –he’s a busy guy. But luckily, I’ve been getting on his good side since 2010 when I started the New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies program at the TU as a high school senior. Rex and I might not be as close as our guy Jimmy and Gary Dake, but I’m a pro at laying the groundwork.

I can honestly say since the day I started that program, I’ve known with 100 percent confidence what direction I wanted to take my career. And better yet, the TU has been there for me throughout my entire professional journey –from high school, to my first college internship, to years of freelance work, to now, the biggest step yet –where Two Buttons Deep has launched an incredible partnership with the TU to bring our Squadcast to the track this summer.

What better time to go Ten Questions Deep with Rex than right now, right? Right. Check out the latest episode of 10QD for a chance to get behind-the-scenes like we did of what it’s like to operate a major print newspaper in the digital age.

Thank you to our partners in fashion, ZARA at Crossgates Mall, and my glam girl at Alexandria’s Beauty Salon for makin’ my head of hair look almost as incredible as Rex’s. Oh, and thanks to John Longton III for all the b-roll you shot but that Jack said wasn’t good enough to use. Anyway….enjoy the video!



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