IN THE BACKGROUND
Gail Huff, a veteran reporter at WCVB-5-ABC in Boston (Market #7), has remained conspicuously absent from campaign appearances, as her husband, Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown, makes a run for Edward Kennedy’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
Huff and the station have agreed she will not cover politics — or even appear at any of her husband’s campaign events — to avoid conflict of interest accusations.
“Well, it’s frustrating, certainly,” Brown said in a recent interview. “But we respect the policies of Channel 5, and we want Gail to certainly be employed and have the ability to be an unbiased reporter.”
“And we’ll need her income if I lose,” he did not add.
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