Gail Huff

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Gail Huff
Born Winterset, Iowa[1][2][3]
Residence Rye, New Hampshire
Alma mater Bentley University
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Years active 1984-2013, 2015-present
Home town Waltham, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Scott Brown (1986-present)
Children Ayla Brown
Arianna Brown

Gail Huff is an American broadcast journalist, and the wife of former United States Senator Scott Brown. Huff is currently working as a Special Correspondent & News Contributor for NH1 News (NH1 News on WBIN-TV) in Concord, New Hampshire. Huff previously worked with WJLA-TV, an ABC station, in Washington, D.C. for several years,[4] after seventeen years for WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts.[5][6]


Huff's broadcast journalism career began with Greenville, North Carolina-based WNCT-TV in 1984.[5] In 1986, she joined WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island as a general assignment reporter. She later held the same position at WFSB-TV, in Hartford, Connecticut in 1989. All three television stations were CBS affiliates.[5]

Huff was employed as a reporter at WCVB-TV since 1993, working the 3-10 A.M. shift, while her daughters, Ayla Brown and Arianna were growing up.[5][6][7] During her husband's campaign, Huff stayed away from news assignments that may have affected her husband's election prospects, and never appeared at campaign events until Brown's victory speech on January 20, 2010.[6] She resigned her position at WCVB-TV six months later, citing family considerations.[8] Later that year, she took a position with WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C..[4] On February 28, 2013, she resigned from WJLA-TV, and moved with her husband, to Rye, New Hampshire.

In 2015, Huff joined NH1 News (NH1 News on WBIN-TV) in Concord, New Hampshire as a Special Correspondent & News Contributor. [9] At NH1 News Huff often completes stories for NH1 News Investigates, New Hampshire's major investigative news team. Huff also serves as an anchor for breaking news and special reports outside of regularly scheduled newscasts for NH1 News.

Personal life and education[edit]

Huff was born in Winterset, Iowa, where her father was a medical doctor, an epidemiologist.[1] In 1978, her family moved to Waltham, Massachusetts.[1] She graduated from Waltham High School in 1980 and attended Bentley University, earning a bachelor degree in business communications.[5] She attended graduate classes at Emerson College before beginning her broadcast career in 1984 with Greenville, North Carolina-based WNCT-TV.[5][6] At one time, she hosted a parenting series on the Lifetime Television network that featured child psychologist Dr. Penelope Leach.[5] Huff starred in Boston singer-songwriter Digney Fignus' 1984 music video for the song "The Girl With The Curious Hand."[10]

Huff is a fitness enthusiast who in 2007 took a fitness challenge with Navy SEAL applicants.[11] She is an avid cyclist.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Defoe, Jennifer Kain, "The Senator's Wife, Gail Huff, Goes to Washington", Southern New England Living
  2. ^ McGlothlen, John, "Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown has Iowa ties", The Des Moines Register, 21 January 2010
  3. ^ Beaumont, Tom, "As you expected, an Iowa connection to Massachusetts Senate race", The Des Moines Register, Jan 20, 2010
  4. ^ a b "Staff Bio: Gail Huff", WJLA-TV
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Gail Huff". Local News - Station. WCVB-TV5. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Kahn, Joseph P. (January 21, 2010). "A tough balancing act for wife, reporter Huff". Boston Globe. 
  7. ^ "At Home With Gail Huff and Scott Brown" (Abstract only). Boston Globe. February 1, 2001. 
  8. ^ Shanahan, Mark; Goldstein, Meredith (June 8, 2010). "Huff is leaving Ch. 5". The Boston Globe. 
  9. ^ "Gail Huff Joins NH1 News as Contributor". Industry-related news. New England One. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ Strzemien, Anya (January 21, 2010). "Scott Brown's Wife Music VIDEO: Gail Huff's RACY 'Girl With The Curious Hand' (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. 
  11. ^ "Reporter Gail Huff Takes The Navy Seal Challenge". 

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