Wife of Mass. Senator-Elect to Stick With WCVB Post

Gail Huff, wife of Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown, is staying put as a general assignment reporter for WCVB-TV, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in Boston. WCVB made the announcement about Huff Thursday (Jan. 21) as the press speculated about her future now that her husband was elected to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“I love my job at NewsCenter 5. It was been my professional home since 1993. I work with the greatest people in the business, and it would be difficult to leave them and my job behind,” Huff said.

During the Senate race, Huff did not campaign with or for her husband, only appearing with him publicly on election night. Huff also did not cover politics during the campaign, and she will not cover them in the future.

“Gail took extraordinary steps to separate her personal and private life,” said Andrew Vrees, news director for WCVB.

Huff will not be granting any interviews, including one to WCVB.

“Gail’s marriage to Scott provided WCVB no special access to Brown or his campaign. As with the election, we will cover his term as U.S. senator both objectively and critically,” Vrees said.