21 questions

It Takes a Gin Martini to Turn Off the Bill O’Reilly Voice Inside Steve Doocy’s Head

Name: Steve Doocy
Age: 53
Neighborhood: Midtown
Occupation: Host, Fox & Friends, which just celebrated its 100th month as the No. 1 cable news morning show in its time slot.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Woody Allen, before the weird stuff.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
When I was doing a short-lived NBC show called House Party, Daniel Boulud, then the executive chef at Le Cirque, invited my wife and I over to celebrate her birthday, his treat. It was the five-course meal I want just before the firing squad. At the end Daniel sent over a milk-chocolate rabbit cake the size of Dakota Fanning. The whole place was jealous. “Who is that guy and why does his wife get the big bunny?” the beautiful people wondered. Frank and Kathie Lee were stuck two tables down with what looked like sponge cake.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I wake up very early and talk about news stuff for three hours. That’s followed by a staff meeting with young TV professionals where I pretend I know who the hell Blake Lively is.

Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
No, and please don’t make me try.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
The Heidi Chronicles. Still waiting for Avatar the Musical.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Sometimes. I figure if I can’t afford to give a buck, I’m closer to the panhandler than I’d like to think.

What’s your drink?
On Friday night it’s a gin martini, three olives, dirty. It turns off that Bill O’Reilly voice in my head.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Every breakfast in the microwave; oatmeal with honey and blueberries and then an Egg Beaters omelette, but you know that if you follow me on Twitter.

What’s your favorite medication?
Crestor, the rib-eye lover’s best friend.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
The only photo we have of our family where everybody’s eyes are open and we’re looking the same direction.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When’s bedtime?
9:15 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Those are my only choices, the long-gone pornapalooza versus a wax museum and B.B. King’s? Why can’t we celebrate New Year’s Eve at Zabar’s?

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He’s a business genius, a TV natural, and he’s Miss USA and Miss Universe’s boss!

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The noise. If an ambulance roars by at 1:42 a.m., I’m up for all day. But that’s an emergency vehicle. Would it kill the garbage man to pick up the trash sometime after noon?

Who is your mortal enemy?
Time. And bin Laden.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
I’m driving now.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I don’t trust anybody. I’m in AAPL, cash and pork bellies.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post, please.

Where do you go to be alone?
The swimming pool at my health club, where it’s impossible to hear people remind me “You’re taller on TV.”

What makes someone a New Yorker?
After the last out at Yankees Stadium a New Yorker sings along with Sinatra extra loud despite not knowing the lyrics in their entirety. It’s probably the nine-dollar beers talking.

It Takes a Gin Martini to Turn Off the Bill O’Reilly Voice Inside Steve Doocy’s Head