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Axios Reporter Hid Relationship With Top Biden Staffer Throughout Campaign

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Axios journalist Alexi McCammond revealed she was involved in a relationship with President Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo throughout the 2020 presidential campaign.

“McCammond, 27, had covered Biden’s presidential campaign in 2019 and 2020 and got to know Ducklo, the then-candidate’s press secretary. At the time, McCammond was in a relationship and Ducklo was “super single,” the article said. The two became friends,” The New York Post noted before revealing the couple started dating in November.

McCammond, also an NBC and MSNBC Contributor, told Axios about the relationship and asked “to be taken off of the Biden beat.”

“She was reassigned to covering progressive lawmakers in Congress and progressives across the U.S. as well as Vice President Kamala Harris,” an Axios spokeswoman noted.

However, many of her post-November stories still relate to President Biden, including “Scoop: Lance Bottoms rejected Biden’s SBA offer,” “Biden picks Rep. Deb Haaland to lead Interior Department in historic first,” and “Biden may start with ‘skeleton staff.”

The relationship also calls into question many of McCammond’s “exclusive” stories relating to the Biden campaign’s communications strategy, as Ducklo served as the Biden campaign’s National Press Secretary.

Prior to announcing her relationship, she published stories entitled “Exclusive: Biden ads court young Black men in final campaign stretch,”Scoop: Inside Kamala Harris’ new strategy for the VP debate,” and “Biden aiming ads at military families.”


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is an Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and contributor to The National Pulse podcast.