I was Giant Bomb's first intern, and Ryan Davis put me there.
In 2007 I approached Ryan at a Will Wright conference during the GDC in some random night club in SF to ask him advice about getting into the game journalism industry. He gave me some ridiculously useful tips and ideas, and subsequently he offered me an internship at Giant Bomb on the ground floor. Ryan was an awesome guy, and this utterly, utterly sucks. I just can't believe it.