UPDATED 12:54 PM PT — Tues. July 3, 2018
The New York Times is reassigning a reporter who was at the center of a Senate leak investigation.
Its executive editor said reporter Ali Watkins will transfer to the paper’s main office in New York City, and will be given a new beat as well as new mentor.
The paper conducted an internal review of Watkins after it learned of her three-year relationship with Senate aide James Wolfe, who was reportedly feeding Watkins classified information.
Wolfe was arrested last month on charges of lying to the FBI over his alleged involvement in the media leaks.
Federal prosecutors also seized Watkins phone and email records.
The New York Times condemned Watkins’ behavior, calling it unacceptable.