Brandon Lambert

A series of insightful acts of good parenting led me beyond the Illinois corn fields to the rice paddies of Japan, where I spent five-plus formative years. After clumsily repatriating to California with two bags and no credit card, I happened upon a decade-long career in journalism, producing news for Japan's largest commercial TV network from the entire US and much of the world. Today, the spinning globe has landed me outside of Washington DC, where I work marsupial hours to produce the news briefing for the State Department and contribute writing for other federal agencies. All of life's passions are somewhat meaningless when placed next to the undying love I have for my son - benefactor of a wonderfully caring mother who moonlights as my wife.