New news gig for Massachusetts senatorial spouse


TV news reporter Gail Huff will still be in the ABC Television affiliate universe, but her paychecks will soon be coming form Albritton Communications rather than Hearst Television, and her DMA will be Washington DC, not Boston.

Huff’s motivation for the change, after 17 years at WCVB in Boston, is to be with her husband and family. Her husband recently made a major career move himself, joining the US Senate by winning the seat formerly occupied by the late Ted Kennedy (D-MA). That would be Scott Brown (R-MA).

She will be working part time at WJLA as a special project reporter.

“I am thrilled to join the winning team at ABC7/WJLA-TV,” Huff remarked. “The station is recognized as the journalistic leader in the Washington D.C. market year after year and I look forward to working with the station’s already wonderful staff.”

WJLA Station Manager Bill Lord said, “We are extremely happy to have recruited a reporter of Gail’s caliber.  She will fit in perfectly as we continue to add high-profile talent to our team and as we continue to add resources to our special projects and investigative unit.”

According to the Washington Post, Huff will not be exploiting her intimate relationship with a member of Congress in the course of her duties – her focus will be on medical and consumer issues, and she’ll also delve into investigative work – but will not be involved in political reporting. Further, her contract is for two years, coinciding with the remaining duration of Brown’s abbreviated Senate term.