Let’s pause for a second and get to know each other better.
I sign official things “Madison Alder” but my friends call me “Madi.” I grew up in Seattle telling stories and getting lost in them. Not much has changed except now I live in Arlington, Virginia, I’m a little better at telling stories, and I enjoy getting lost in more complex ones.
Somewhere in between my changes of scenery I picked up the guitar and realized it could do a lot of the talking for me. Ever since, my spare time has been filled with learning, writing and playing music.
I am currently a START Reporter at Bloomberg BNA in Washington and a proud graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
I've held a number of titles like "breaking news reporter," "copy-editor," "Washington correspondent," "fact-checker," and "managing editor," but my favorite by far is "amateur coffee connoisseur." If I'm not reporting, eating, or sleeping, there's a good chance I'm bouncing from coffee shop to coffee shop in search of the perfect cup.
Someday I hope to go to law school because I know it’s something I would be good at. I am honest, fair and open minded, which by most people’s accounts spells death for a law student, but I know my will to succeed will keep me afloat.
I’m a bit of a news junkie and nerd. I like dad jokes, funny socks and I am religious about my TV shows (see Game of Thrones, Gilmore Girls, House of Cards, and The Office).
I live by a single quote: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Whether it's breaking the ice or moving across the country, I push myself to do the things that make me uncomfortable -- things I know, if done, will be for the better.
It is with that I leave you. You may return to your perusing.