By Kevin McCauley
Gina Chon today resigned her reporter job at the Wall Street Journal after racy emails surfaced last week that revealed a relationship with President Obama’s nominee for the Iraq ambassador post.
“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afternoon after acknowledging that while based in Iraq she violated the Dow Jones Code of Conduct by sharing certain unpublished news articles with Brett McGurk, then a member of the U.S. National Security Council in Iraq," said Dow Jones in a statement.
The paper maintains that the relationship did not affect Chon’s reporting. The pair is now married.
President Obama has nominated McGurk for the Iraq ambassador slot.