CNN hires Virginia Moseley, but did not mention that she is wife of Obama’s deputy Secretary of State

By on Nov 18, 2012 in Events, International, Politics, United States Comments

CNN announced on Friday, November 16, 2012 that they hired Virginia Moseley, who has worked with various media networks including ABC and CBS, but did not mention in their announcement that she is also the wife of Tom Nides, President Obama‘s deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

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According to former Mitt Romney‘s aide Richard Grenell, mentioning that Virginia Moseley is married to Tom Nides is important so that the public would know the link between CNN‘s new chief and the Obama administration. Nides was confirmed by the US Senate in December 2010, and sworn into office on January 3, 2011.

@politico, @CNN report that Virginia Moseley is new CNN Dep. Bureau Chief but fail to say she’s married to Obama‘s Dep. Secretary of State” Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) tweeted on Saturday, later tweeting almost the same message but was address to news reporter Dylan Byers, who wrote the story at

@DylanByers just re-tweeted me. he’s proud that he didn’t disclose the connection. DC reporters think its irrelevant, the people don’t.” Grenell tweeted later; but a report at last September 14 says that “Nides and his wife, Virginia Moseley of ABC News, are close personally to the president and Michelle Obama.”

“Veteran journalist Virginia Moseley joins CNN as vice president and deputy bureau chief at the network’s Washington bureau, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. Virginia will oversee the bureau’s newsgathering operation beginning the first week of December.

Virginia comes to CNN after spending 18 years at ABC News. She most recently served as senior Washington producer of Good Morning America, where she oversaw all Washington reporting and interviews for the morning show.

Virginia‘s other positions at the network included senior political editor during the 2008 and 2006 campaigns, and eight years with This Week, where she served as senior producer then executive producer. Before ABC News, she spent ten years with CBS News, where she worked in the political unit in various roles and as a Washington producer for CBS Evening News.”

Meanwhile, Dylan Byers also quoted ABC News president Ben Sherwood on his report at, saying that he knew Virginia since their college days and have always admired her piercing intelligence, energy, and competitiveness, and also wished her the best at CNN.

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