It makes new assignments in Denver and Detroit and adds two reporters to its coverage of the White House and the economy.
ABC News today announced the expansion of its digital reporter corps with new assignments in Denver and Detroit and the addition of two digital reporters to the network’s coverage of the Obama administration and the economy. These domestic digital reporters join a team of seven that ABC News first deployed to foreign posts in 2007.
Clayton Sandell will be based in Denver, covering breaking news across the region as well as focusing on stories involving the environment, climate change and alternative energy.
Tahman Bradley will be based in Detroit, covering Michigan and neighboring states, as well as the auto industry.
Karen Travers rejoins ABC News’ White House Team as a digital reporter and Matthew Jaffe is covering the Treasury Department, financial issues and the overall economy.
Using digital technologies, the reporters will contribute on- and off-air reporting to all ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service. They will also regularly file for ABC News’ digital platforms, including ABCNEWS.com, ABC News NOW and ABC News’ webcasts.
“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. “Now we will bring that same technology to bear as we expand our domestic coverage.”