TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

FNC Producer Aaron Bruns Arrested

ABruns_2.10.jpgA TVNewser tipster tells us Aaron Bruns, a producer in the Fox News Channel Washington, D.C. bureau, has been arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography. A Fox News spokesperson confirms, telling TVNewser, “We are aware of the arrest and he is currently suspended without pay.”

Bruns is in federal court in Washington, D.C. this afternoon appearing on the felony charge.

Bruns has been with FNC for more than six years. He was an embed producer with the Hillary Clinton campaign last year.

Developing…

> Update: FishbowlDC reports this is not Bruns’ first run-in with the law. He dropped out of the University of Michigan in 1999 after being arrested on charges of distributing child pornography. So why wasn’t Bruns checked out by Fox News? A network spokesperson tells TVNewser criminal background checks were not instituted until 2003. Bruns was hired in 2002.

> Update (2): The Smoking Gun has obtained the arrest affidavit. A warning that it is graphic in its detail.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register now!