Why would it be a conflict of interest for an executive producer to be married to the lead talent of the show she produces?
I don't know, that's why I was asking.
I work in retail and someone in a position of authority would never be able to get away with dating an underling, let alone marrying one. I realize television is probably different than retail, which again, is why I was asking.
You'll forgive me if this sounds pretentious (it is not intended to be) but the hierarchy of above-the-line employees on a television show and how it works is a little different than in retail.
Just off the top of my head, Lucy Lawless who married Rob Tapert, her producer on Xena: Warrior Princess
, and later Spartacus
I'm not saying it always works and I'm not saying there isn't potential for problems, but in the fictional world of The Newsroom, I don't see Mac and Will's engagement causing the kind of conflict of interest you seem to be worried about.