Working for Axios has been hard, especially the past few months, but I want to send a shoutout to the incredible people I've met here who have helped make this newsletter a success.
First, I want to send a shoutout to all my pen pals, the people who reply to the newsletter just about every day — Susan, Ray, Jim, George, Robert, Joe and all the rest. It's been an honor getting to know you.
- And to friends like Justin, Johnny D, Juan, Dan, Madeleine, Lonna, Tyler and Kimberly who read the newsletter and then text me about it because they're too cool to reply via email.
Shout out to Mickey Meece, who wakes up at the butt crack of dawn to copy edit this newsletter and make it readable every day. You are an absolute joy to work with.
Shout out to Eileen "D-Rage" O'Reilly aka SuperCoolLeenz, Axios' editor of standards and style, and my roll dog. You are just the best and I am forever indebted to you for challenging me and for making my work so much better.
Shout out to the whole Axios visuals team, and a special shoutout to Aida Amer, perhaps the most talented person I've ever worked with in journalism, for making all the illustrations in this newsletter.
- And a shoutout to Andrew Witherspoon, who has stayed up with me way too late many, many times working on charts and graphics.
Shout out to my boss, Aja Whitaker-Moore, for putting up with me and working with me. Thanks for joining the team.
Shout out to Felix Salmon for recruiting me to come join Axios. Thanks for always calling BS when you saw something in the newsletter that didn't look right.
Shout out to the whole Axios business team, and especially all of our new reporters.
Shout out to Raisa Zaidi, editorial director for "Axios on HBO," for all the compliment sandwiches and to Matt O'Neill and Perri Peltz, the executive producers of "Axios on HBO," for taking a chance and putting me on HBO, and to the whole "Axios on HBO" team.
Shout out to Michele, Shane, Rebecca, Gigi and to the Axios newsdesk for all your hard work taking this mess I make every morning and putting it on the Axios website.
Shout out to Ben, Kendall, Caitlin, Tina, Primack, Justin — all the daily Axios newsletter writers, except Ina. There aren't a lot of people who know the struggle we know. (I'm just playing, Ina, you know I love you.)
- Shout out to all the newsletter writers at Axios, period. This is a hard job.
Shout out to all the amazing Axios journalists I've gotten to work with over the past 2.5 years.
Shout out to Jim, Mike and Roy, the founders of Axios. Thanks for giving me a place where I could be myself and say whatever I wanted, while showing me incredible support.
Shout out to Axios executive editor Sara Goo for all your help and support.
Shout out to managing editor David Nather for being a standup guy and a real joy to work with. Ditto for Sam Baker.
Shout out to Sam, Nana, Yolanda and the whole Axios comms team for helping me get on TV and impress my friends.
Shout out to the Axions of Color and #blaxios for showing love and for all the good memories.
Shout out to Alex Edlund and the whole ad sales team (or whatever you all are called now) for getting me paid and for all your help making the newsletter a success.
Shout out to Abby Clawson for literally getting me paid.
Shout out to the incredible Axios growth team, past and present.
Shout out to all the other talented people at Axios and my former colleagues who have moved on to really exciting things.
If I forgot anyone, it's because Eileen edited out your name because she's mean and doesn't like you.