McAuliffe Hires Local Fox Reporter
Allyson Wilson, who had been a free-lance reporter for Fox 5 in Washington, has left her job and is now a traveling press secretary for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
Wilson, 31, had been a regular face on Washington's Fox affiliate for nearly three years. She has also worked as a reporter and anchor in Memphis, Huntsville, Ala, and Savannah, Ga.
But Wilson said today she wanted to "learn a new skill set" because of the economic turmoil in the media industry. Wilson said she was drawn to McAuliffe's energy and enthusiasm.
"I was looking in the paper one day and was reading about him and I was excited about his momentum," Wilson said. "So I sent him my resume without there even being a job posting."
Wilson will work with Lis Smith, McAuliffe's press secretary.
McAuliffe now has 98 paid staffers, which is likely a record for a gubernatorial candidate in Virginia at this stage of a campaign.
March 24, 2009; 1:31 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Election 2009 , Terry McAuliffe , Tim Craig
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