MinnPost's David Brauer raises the question in a column on former Fox 9 reporter Christine Clayburg. She now runs a communications agency that advertises consulting services by "seasoned on-camera TV journalists," many of whom "are still working in news now." Clayburg points out side gigs are common in the media industry, but providing public relations services could be a major conflict of interest for a working reporter.
Reporter Heather Brown returns to WCCO-TV
After spending the last two years reporting for WNYW in New York, reporter Heather Brown is coming back to WCCO. Brown says her first day on the job in Minneapolis is Monday. She is currently working for the CBS affiliate in New York covering the devastation from storms on the East Coast.