Gina Chon, The Wall Street Journal reporter whose Iraq courtship emails with ambassadorial nominee Brett McGurk (now her husband) were leaked on Cryptome last week, has resigned.
“Gina Chon agreed to resign this afternoon after acknowledging that while based in Iraq she violated the Dow Jones Code of Conduct by sharing certain unpublished news articles with Brett McGurk, then a member of the U.S. National Security Council in Iraq,” a Dow Jones spokeswoman said in a statement.
Ms. Chon did not disclose their relationship to her editors but the Journal found no evidence that it affected her coverage, she added. Since returning from Iraq, Ms. Chon covered Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake and M&A with the Money & Investing team since April 2010.
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