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Reporter Quits Over Affair with Jon Gosselin

Kate Major cites a “conflict of interest,” but Gosselin denies romantic relationship.

File this one under reporters inserting themselves into their stories.

Star magazine senior reporter Kate Major abruptly resigned from her post this morning, citing a “conflict of interest” in her relationship with tabloid-favorite Jon Gosselin of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" reality fame.

Major and Gosselin were spotted having dinner in New York Saturday, and Major told the New York Post Tuesday that she and Gosselin were “just friends.”

But she said Wednesday night that the two were romantically involved — though someone close to Gosselin told Radaronline that the reality-show star was caught off guard by the comment, and denies any romantic relationship with Major.

“We recognize that her relationship with Jon Gosselin, a figure of national interest who is on our current cover, could raise questions about the objectivity of our reporting,” a representative of the Star said in a statement.

Major did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.