The New York Post isn’t known for its rigorous coverage of corporate governance processes. But it does do a great job when it comes to corporate governance gossip.
On Wednesday, a tiny squib revealed NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell, wife of former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan, met conflict for covering the market plunge. The Post went on to speculate whether David Gregory, host of MSNBC’s Race for the White House, will come under similar suspicion should he cover anything to do with his wife Beth Wilkinson’s former workplace, Fannie Mae, now under investigation by the FBI.
Wilkinson recently left her position as general counsel, executive vice president and corporate secretary.
Makes you wonder. Maybe all this talk of ethics and compliance will move out of the boardroom and into the bedroom.
By Janine Armin
Corporate Secretary magazine