not baloney
November 20, 2020

The last thing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) needed was another boost to his ego. And yet that's just what "America's governor" received on Friday.

The man who led New York up and back down the coronavirus mountain will receive an International Emmy Founders Award later this month. He'll be recognized for his "leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic" and "his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world," the International Emmys announced. "The governor's 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure," International Academy President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner said in a press release.

Cuomo's daily press conferences became necessary viewing material during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. His PowerPoints endeared him to some New Yorkers — and a lot of out-of-staters, and his stories of lockdown family woes inspired parody usually reserved for the president. All of that attention seemingly then pushed Cuomo to write a book about how he handled the pandemic, despite the fact that it's now worse than ever before. Kathryn Krawczyk

August 15, 2019

The White House may soon have another Queens boy in charge.

Okay, so New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) isn't seeking to challenge fellow outer borough native President Trump for the presidency. But he is "well-positioned" to serve as former Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff, should Biden be elected in 2020, BuzzFeed News reports via "chatter" surrounding the Biden campaign.

Like Biden, Cuomo is no stranger to the White House, nor to the struggle of campaigning against more progressive Democrats while still loudly proclaiming he's more progressive than anyone else. Cuomo served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under former President Bill Clinton, giving him a "mastery of the levers of government," BuzzFeed News' Ben Smith writes for newsletter.

The rumored career switch comes as Cuomo's younger brother and CNN anchor faces some scrutiny for exploding at some strangers who called him "Fredo" in New York City over the weekend. But that's apparently a bonus, as Cuomo could bring the "faint air of menace he shares with his brother" to a Biden White House, BuzzFeed News continues.

Then again, this rumor could just be a bunch of baloney. Kathryn Krawczyk

See More Speed Reads