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Next Gen 2012: Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars

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    Dorothy Hong
    Mary Bruce
    ABC News, White House Producer

    Combing the streets of Colombia for prostitutes to interview might sound more like the domain of a crime reporter. But that's exactly what the Washington University grad was doing in spring 2011 during the height of the Secret Service scandal (when agents allegedly were communing with prostitutes). More recently, the soon-to-be married D.C.-born producer, 29, has been on the campaign trail as part of the pack traveling with President Obama.

    BIG BREAK: ABC News Radio's Ann Compton recommended I apply for a job as an ABC news desk assistant. She said it wasn't glamorous but would get my foot in the door. It did.

    BEST ADVICE: [ABC News'] Jake Tapper said, "A neck pillow is your best friend on the campaign trail."

    BIGGEST 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENT: I caught the hot-mic moment between President Obama and Russian President Medvedev. I discovered the audio of Obama saying he would have "more flexibility" to deal with controversial issues like missile defense after the election.

    CAN'T-MISS TV: I'll admit it: Revenge.

    ONLINE OBSESSION: Facebook. It makes me feel like I have a social life.

    LUNCH SPOT: Anywhere that is not a press bus/plane, preferably a meal that isn't shrink-wrapped.

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