Jill Tracy Rackmill and Daniel Eugene Arnall were married on Friday evening at the Garrison, a resort in Garrison, N.Y. The Rev. Erik Kolbell, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated with Cantor Daniel Rous taking part.
The couple met at ABC News in Manhattan. He is an editor who also reports on business and the economy for the network. She is currently on a leave from ABC, but had been working as a producer there.
Ms. Rackmill, 36, is keeping her name. She graduated from Cornell.
She is a daughter of Linda and Stephen J. Rackmill of Westerleigh, Staten Island. Her father, who is retired, worked in Brooklyn as the chief probation officer for the Federal Court System, Eastern District of New York. He also retired as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at John Jay College and at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. Her mother retired as a teacher’s aide at Public School 4 in Arden Heights, Staten Island.
Mr. Arnall, 34, graduated from the University of Missouri and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia.
He is a son of Linda and Gary Arnall of Springfield, Mo. His mother retired as a mathematics teacher at Logan-Rogersville Middle School in Rogersville, Mo. His father is a regional sales director, in Springfield, for GuideOne Insurance of Des Moines.
The couple met in December 2004 at an ABC News holiday party in Manhattan. They felt an immediate connection, but Mr. Arnall was hesitant. “It had always been a rule of mine to not mix romance with a workplace relationship,” he said.
But the following July, Mr. Arnall and Ms. Rackmill met by chance on the subway, and he seized the moment by inviting her to dinner.
“Despite my rule, I felt a possible relationship with Jill was a risk well worth taking,” Mr. Arnall explained.
Several hours after their first date, both Mr. Arnall and Ms. Rackmill received calls from ABC telling them of the terrorist bombings in London. He was summoned to the office to write about how the bombings were affecting financial markets around the world, and she was sent to Leeds, in northern England, where three of the four suicide bombers had lived.
“When I got there I spent two weeks researching the backgrounds of the bombers, and as I worked, I was getting e-mails from Dan telling me about the background of the city, and some of the fun things there were to do in Leeds,” Ms. Rackmill said of Mr. Arnall’s cheery missives. “Wherever I went, I kept thinking about him.”