Hillary Clinton plans to improve her relationship with the press for 2016, and her choice of Tom Nides as a top campaign official could be a good start. He is married to a top executive of CNN.
Politico’s Mike Allen reports that Tom Nides, who was formerly Hillary Clinton’s deputy secretary of state, will be leaving his vice chairman position at Morgan Stanley for a top role in Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
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Unmentioned by Allen is that Nides is the longtime husband of Virginia Moseley, who has been the vice president and deputy Washington bureau chief for CNN since 2012.
Nides, according to Allen, will use his financial background to assist the campaign with high-level fundraising. Being the spouse of Moseley will also prove to be an asset for the campaign.
Moseley is a veteran political journalist who covered the campaigns of both Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1992, she was an embed on the campaign for CBS. In 2008, she was the senior political editor for ABC. When she left ABC for CNN, she was lauded for "her deep and strong relationships in Washington."
This is a perfect relationship for the Clinton campaign, which according to Allen, is taking shape with a "determination to improve relations with the press … to help her get off on a better foot with the journalists who will help shape her image"
According to Allen, the plan to build a better relationship with the press goes beyond the hiring of Nides. Clinton also plans to hire a "media-friendly communications official, as a counterweight to the instinctive insularity of Hillaryland."