SF Mayoral Scandal Has Radio Tie
February 1, 2007 at 2:12 PM (PT)
The woman with whom SAN FRANCISCO Mayor GAVIN NEWSOM allegedly had an affair is the host of a weekly show that airs 8-9a SUNDAYS on CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KQKE-A (960 THE QUAKE)/SAN FRANCISCO.
NEWSOM issued a terse apology THURSDAY in response to a SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE report revealing that NEWSOM's campaign manager, ALEX TOURK, had resigned after confronting the Mayor over the affair; the paper says that TOURK's wife, RUBY RIPPEY-TOURK, revealed to her husband as part of a rehab program for substance abuse that she had cheated on him briefly with NEWSOM about a year and a half ago. RIPPEY-TOURK is the host of "BENEFIT RADIO," a weekly show produced by BENEFIT MAGAZINE. She had been the Mayor's appointments secretary in 2004-2006.
Read more in the CHRONICLE about the scandal by clicking here.