What Keeps Andrew Ross Sorkin Up At Night

For the New York Times columnist, it’s all about being scooped.
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Question: What keeps you up at night?

Andrew Ross Sorkin:  Everything.  I don't sleep well.  I'm a very nervous -- by my nature -- anxious, almost paranoid person and reporter.  What keeps me up at night?  Waking up to a scoop at another newspaper or on TV.  I'm probably competitive, almost too much so.  I will stay up till the Web sites at night roll over.  And if they don't roll over, I'll stay up until it's done.  I'll wake up at the crack of dawn, or in the middle of the night even, just to go and check and see.  You know, that's mostly what keeps me up. 

Recorded on December 3, 2009