Ali Watkins, the young face at the New York Times, found herself amidst the breaking news and media attention when she ended up as the subject of an internal review by the media outlet she worked for.
It all happened when she revealed her three-year past affair with James Wolfe, the former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Troubled by Ali’s conduct which was against the norm that- “for a reporter to have an intimate relationship with someone he or she covers is unacceptable,” the reporters at NYT, and other news organizations, expressed their agitation over the incidence.
Ali Watkin’s Demotion In New York Times (NYT)
Ali who has worked for several publications including, BuzzFeed, Politico, McClatchy, The Huffington Post, and the Philadelphia Daily News was allegedly in a relationship with James Wolfe from December 2013.
Ali met James while hunting for scoops on Capitol Hill. Ali, at the age of 22, was reporting on the intelligence committee as an intern at McClatchy newspaper.
While there, Ali got to broke a national story about the Central Intelligence Agency. For her reporting on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, she along with other two journalists, won the 2015 'Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.'
Meanwhile, as per the primary concern, the FBI opened an investigation into James in regards to Ali’s article, where she described the contacts between the Russian spies and Donald Trump advisor, Carter Page.
James was accused of leaking classified information to other journalists, including Ali. However, Ali denied that James ever provided her information.
The story of Ali’s affair rattled her journalism career and even raised questions about journalistic ethics, thus leading to her demotion. Today, she still serves for NYT but in a new capacity.
She has also moved on from her past affairs. This time, she might take a while to introduce someone new into her life. While her audiences are curious about her married life, they can rest assured that she doesn’t have a husband as of yet.
Ali Watkins’s Wiki / Bio: Age, Family & Education
Ali, age 27, grew up in a small eastern Pennsylvania town. While the most personal details of her early life and family members remain under the wrap, it is apparent that her mother, Chris Watkins, a Fleetwood resident, is proud of her daughter’s accomplishments.
At the same time, her father is more of her adventure buddy than a guardian figure. Together, the father-daughter duo makes resolutions to climb mountains and with time fulfill their pre-planned journeys.
Ali Watkins and her father as they reach the top of the Yosemite on 30 June 2014 (Photo: Ali Watkin's Twitter)
Ali, the Fleetwood high school graduate, trained at local papers before landing on a coveted internship at the Washington McClatchy.
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Furthermore, she continued her formal education at Temple University and got her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She started her journalism career at a young age.
And, subsequently, she has dealt so much in her not-so-long-ago commenced profession. So far, she must have garnered a substantial net worth from all her long hauls.
As of now, with the detriment in her position, it must have created some negative impacts on her overall money matter.