Local DC Fox Reporter Jumps to Terry McAuliffe's Campaign

Normally I wouldn't find a local market television reporter joining a gubernatorial campaign worth a post on a national blog like NewsBusters, but in this case the candidate is a very well-known national figure: Terry McAuliffe, the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee who also chaired Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign last year and is a long-time Friend of Bill.

Dave Hughes reported Monday, on his DCRTV blog, that Allyson Wilson, a reporter and sometime anchor on Washington, DC's Fox-owned WTTG-TV/DT, “is leaving to join Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor of Virginia. She'll be his deputy press secretary. Wilson is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.”

McAuliffe is one of three Democrats vying to win the June 9 Democratic primary to face Republican Bob McDonnell (a former state Attorney General) in November. Virginia's gubernatorial elections are in odd years every four years and governors cannot run for re-election, so current Governor Tim Kaine, who is now also running the DNC, will not be on the ballot.

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center