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ABC Reporter, Obama Press Team Member Tie the Knot

Matthew Jaffe, (left) a reporter for ABC News and Univision who most recently covered the GOP primary, has married a member of Pres. Obama’s press team.

Jaffe married Katie Hogan, the president’s deputy press secretary, in Lake Geneva, WI over the weekend. Hogan and Jaffe are based in Chicago, which is home to the president’s re-election campaign headquarters.

ABC tells us Jaffe’s been reassigned to general news and is no longer covering politics. He had been focusing on the Latino vote in November’s election. Fluent in Spanish, he’s reported for Univision’s morning show and both the English and Spanish language Univision websites, as well as ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

This is the second ABCer to be hitched to an Obama press team official. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to President Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney. Also, former “ABC This Week” executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Pres. Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

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ABC News Expands Digital Reporting Corps; Adds Reporters in Denver, Detroit

ABCNews_6.3.gifABC News has shifted the duties of four staffers naming them the newest digital reporters for the network. The new appointments, all here in the U.S., expand ABC News’ digital reporting first announced in October 2007.

The new assignments include “World News” producer Clayton Sandell who will be based in Denver working from affiliate KMGH covering breaking news in the region; currently with the political unit, Tahman Bradley will based in Detroit at WXYZ-TV covering the auto industry and the upper midwest; Karen Travers rejoins ABC’s White House team and Matthew Jaffe will cover the Treasury Department, financial issues and the overall economy.

The reporters, so-called one-man-bands, will contribute on- and off-air to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms as well as ABC News Radio and affiliate news service NewsOne.

“Technology has given us the ability to expand and enrich our reporting from overseas as our digital reporters have proven,” said ABC News president David Westin in a press release. “Now, we will bring that same technology to bear as we expand our domestic coverage.”

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