'Action News' hires a new reporter-anchor

In these days of TV-newsie layoffs, here's a hire:

Brian Taffe, 30, a square-jawed type last at the 24-hour Capital News Nine in Albany, N.Y., has joined Action News (6ABC) as a reporter-anchor. (They're all reporters-anchors, these days.)

Brian Taffe

He has not yet started on air, but has been spotted in the company of news crews as he gets the lay of the land.

With his political chops, I hear he'll be groomed for Bigger Things.