FishbowlDC ran into an ABC reporter on Pennsylvania Avenue about an hour ago who informed us that the network has been enduring a company-wide email outage since 1 p.m. This means no outside emails can get in, although internal email is still functioning, which doesn’t mean a whole lot where reporting is involved.
We’ve emailed ABC for comment, although that could be a lost cause under the circumstances. We’ll try by telephone and then tin cans and see what happens. (The man above doesn’t work at ABC, but we imagine this to be what the reporters felt this afternoon waiting for the situation to be resolved.)
UPDATE: A spokeswoman has confirmed to FishbowlDC that the matter has been resolved but that there was a gap in outside email coming into the network earlier today.