Former ABC News Correspondent Linda Douglass Leaves White House

By Chris Ariens 

Linda Douglass, a former ABC News correspondent who joined Barack Obama’s campaign for president and was later named to his health care team, is leaving the White House.

WaPo’s Howard Kurtz reports Douglass is leaving the post to take a break. “After nearly 2 years of work that has been exhilarating and grueling in equal measure, I am going to step off the treadmill for awhile and rediscover the experience of dining with my husband on a regular basis,” Douglass said in a statement.

Douglass joined the Obama campaign in May, 2008 from her work at National Journal. Before that she was Capitol Hill correspondent for ABC News. Douglass joined ABC in 1998.

Douglass made countless appearances on cable and broadcast news shows pushing the reform bill. She says she will be “cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect.”

Earlier on TVNewser: Linda Douglass on Obama Job: “I’ve Seen Something I Believe In”