ABC News is gearing up for the 2012 presidential election and has assigned ten digital reporters – armed with video cameras and laptops – to hit the campaign trail.
Here is the memo from ABC News President Ben Sherwood:
Campaign Digital Reporters: On the Road to 2012
June 08, 2011 2:58 PM
I’m delighted to announce this year’s class of campaign digital reporters as we kick off what’s going to be a suspenseful 18 months of political reporting on the road to November 6, 2012.
Susan Archer (“World News”) Sen. Rick Santorum
Devin Dwyer (ABCNews.com DC Bureau) President Barack Obama
Emily Friedman (NY Bureau) Gov. Mitt Romney
Russell Goldman (ABCNews.com) Rep. Michelle Bachmann
Matt Jaffe (DC Bureau) Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Sarah Kunin (“Good Morning America”) Amb. Jon Huntsman
Sheila Marikar (ABCNews.com) Gov. Sarah Palin
Arlette Saenz (DC Bureau) Rep. Newt Gingrich
Katie Slaman (ABC News Now) Herman Cain
Jason Volack (Assignment Desk) Rep. Ron Paul
Equipped with all video, text and social media tools, our campaign digital reporters are uniquely positioned to cover what’s happening in the political trenches. This group has always been an instrumental part of our election reporting – breaking major news on the campaign trail and providing revealing details about the candidates and their teams.
The campaign digital reporters complement our all-star line-up of seasoned political journalists, our outstanding political director Amy Walter and our new supreme commander of our political efforts Rick Kaplan.
Please join me in wishing our team good luck in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond.