A Washington Post reporter at the heart of a high-profile campaign incident grew up in Alaska and graduated from an Anchorage high school.
The Washington Post’s style section reports that Jose DelReal was blocked from covering a campaign event for Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence in Wisconsin on Wednesday.
DelReal has covered Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for more than a year, but been denied press credentials in recent months.
According to the Post, after being turned down for credentials at the Pence event DelReal was told by a private security guard he couldn’t enter through general admissions with his laptop and phone. After leaving the items in his car, DelReal was subsequently patted down by two sheriff’s deputies, and was eventually escorted off the premises without being allowed to talk to campaign representatives.
DelReal grew up in Anchorage and graduated from East High in 2009. He declined an interview request for this story.