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Dave Layman to work for Doherty campaign

August 30, 2012

Dave Layman, a former television news anchor and public relations consultant, is taking over as communications director for Republican Brendan Doherty’s campaign for U.S. Representative in the 1st District.

Layman, 67, of North Kingstown, has recently been a corporate communications consultant and a fixture as a panelist of  the local PBS Channel 36 public affairs program, `A Lively Experiment.’

But Layman is more familiar to Rhode Islanders as a news anchor, managing editor and reporter for both NBC 10 (WJAR) and ABC 6 (WLNE). He also worked in television news in Dallas, St. Louis and Minneapolis.

“I am taking this unusual career step because I see Brendan Doherty as a man of integrity and a candidate with a fresh perspective,’’ said Layman.

Layman’s hiring means Doherty’s campaign is gearing up for what is shaping up as a very competitive race against the winner of the Democratic primary between incumbent Congressman David Cicilline and challenger Anthony Gemma.

Layman confirmed that he will not be a Channel 36 `Lively Experiment’ panelist while he is working on Doherty’s campaign.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. J. Ferreira permalink
    August 31, 2012 5:51 pm

    So, I guess this means Mr. Layman is no friend of the gay community given the ardent opposition to gay rights expressed frequently by Mr. Doherty. How very instructive…

  2. barry permalink
    August 31, 2012 7:12 pm

    I’m sorry that Dave Layman is doing this because I thought he was a good newscaster, and one of substance. But his choosing partisan sides means he can can never again be taken seriously as an objective reporter. I hope after the campaign the Lively Experiment will take this into account in ensuring balance on the program.

    • Mister Guy permalink
      September 1, 2012 6:13 am

      I’ve already noticed over these last months that Layman has been erring on the “conservative” side on that show for a while now. Rarely do I learn anything important by watching that show either…they should probably end it…


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