Des Moines Register’s Yepsen replacement is married to a lobbist

The Des Moines Register has finally found someone to replace longtime political columnist David Yepsen. Kathie Obradovich, the paper’s poltical editor, took the post.

The Register‘s story announcing the change mentioned, in a throwaway line at the end, that Obradovich “is married to Jim Obradovich, a lobbyist for multiple Iowa organizations including the Iowa Environmental Council and the Iowa Wind Energy Association.”

Not that she hasn’t been operating with this way for a while, but doesn’t the Register owe us a greater explaination of this potential conflict of interest for what is considered a pretty prominent media job?

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