Joe Monahan

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Consulting
Occupation Public Relations
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Introduction I was born in PA and have lived in NM since the early 70's. I began at the University of New Mexico at KUNM-FM and the Daily Lobo. Later, I was news director for KRZY-KRST radio. In 1979 I joined the D.C. staff of GOP NM Rep. Manuel Lujan as communications director. I returned to radio in Santa Fe and later became assignment editor at KRQE-TV in ABQ. I went into PR in '86. Since '88 I have anchored election coverage for KANW 89.1 FM. My PR work is now for private clients. I started my nonpartisan blog in 2003. I don't endorse candidates and am a lifelong registered Independent. Having a reporting background, I strive for accuracy and fairness. I use anonymous sources to bring you insights on events that otherwise would go uncovered. However, I rely mainly on sources I personally know and who have lengthy experience. For major news stories I break, I use public sources and seek a personal interview. The blog is read widely and is quoted in the Capitol Hill newspaper "Roll Call," the Los Angeles Times, Politico and numerous others. I live in ABQ and when not working, I enjoy reading, golf, walking, cooking and listening to XM Radio.
Interests politics, reading, writing, golf, film, cooking, concerts, history, public relations
Favorite Movies I have many and recommend Netflix.
Favorite Music I am a smooth jazz and vocal jazz fan with an admitted weakness for Lounge music, ala the Rat Pack.
Favorite Books A wide range and I cull them from and the New Yorker magazine.