D.C. Reporter Suspended After Political Comments

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Veteran TV newsman Doug McKelway may have said too much — not to viewers but to his boss. As a result, the WJLA-TV journalist has been ordered off the air and suspended indefinitely, according to sources at the station.

McKelway’s troubles began last month when he covered a Capitol Hill rally during WJLA’s noon newscast. The rally by religious and environmental groups was to protest BP’s response to the gulf oil spill and to advocate for legislation favoring renewable energy sources.

According to several of McKelway’s colleagues, the newsman’s reporting may have lapsed into partisan territory More…