CNN photojournalist declares, "That's a nice feeling" to get a wink from Bush

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CNN's Mark Walz declared, "That's a nice feeling" when President Bush "gives you a wink."

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During the January 14 edition of CNN's On the Story, the cable network aired a clip of CNN photojournalist Mark Walz, who covers the White House, in which he said, "That's a nice feeling" when President Bush "gives you a wink." Walz's comment came during his explanation of his role at CNN, where he noted that "covering the office of the president" is "the most rewarding part" of his job.

CNN business news anchor Ali Velshi introduced Walz when he said: "[CNN White House correspondent] Suzanne Malveaux ... knows better than most of us that it takes a team to cover the White House for CNN. Let's look behind the scenes, behind the camera with CNN photo journalist Mark Walz. He's on the White House beat." During a video montage of Walz at work on CNN shoots, Bush in various locations, and overhead shots of the National Security Agency (NSA), Walz described his work:

WALZ: What I find most rewarding about the job is covering the office of the president. Everything that he does is history, and we are there to record history. There are often little gems where you get recognized by the president. He gives you a wink. That's a nice feeling.

From the January 14 edition of CNN's On the Story:

VELSHI: CNN is on the story. Suzanne Malveaux is on the story of the president's week, and she knows better than most of us that it takes a team to cover the White House for CNN. Let's look behind the scenes, behind the camera with CNN photo journalist Mark Walz. He's on the White House beat.

WALZ: The most important part of my job is to get the shot, to be at the right place at the right time. Monday, the president visited North Glen Elementary School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. We also flew there on a helicopter. And, during our flight, we happened to look out and we were flying right over NSA [National Security Agency]. And with NSA being in the news, you know, we knew that was an important shot. We're very much a team at the White House. We have, you know, our correspondents and our producers and then we have our technicians, you know, the guys who I rely on to do their jobs; and they do their jobs very well. What I find most rewarding about the job is covering the office of the president. Everything that he does is history, and we are there to record history. There are often little gems where you get recognized by the president. He gives you a wink. That's a nice feeling.

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