As we reported last week, Ian Cameron has been tapped as executive producer for ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
That prompted lots of readers to bring this to our attention: Cameron’s wife is Susan Rice, an Obama advisor and top candidate for Secretary of State should the Illinois senator win the White House.
ALSO: We hear that Hardball EP John Reiss applied for the gig and that ABC approached Janet Leissner, the former CBS News DC bureau chief, who took a pass.
>UPDATE: A reader writes in:
Re: Ian Cameron and Susan Rice — why is it more pertinent now than when he was the senior producer in Washington for World News? Same “issues” still exist — they’ve never made a secret of it, and no one’s complained about his ability to cover Obama before, have they? She was an adviser to John Kerry too.
Fair point. And to be clear: We’re not editorializing on whether it matters. We’re just adding information to the story.