Google Plus Integration With Google News

For some articles displayed by Google News, the author’s Google+ profile link is shown as well. For example, the Google+ profile module is shown for Julianne Pepitone below:


And here’s what you see if you click on her Google+ link:


This is weird and unexpected. For other authors, I’ve seen the article that is being shown on Google News displayed in their Google+ “Posts” feed – as they are sharing it publicly i.e. not with a specific Google+ circle. But in this case, even though the author hasn’t posted her article on her public feed, Google+ is still pointing me to her Google+ page. In fact, this author hasn’t shared anything with the public. So I’m wondering, why am I sent here? Why does Google+ want me to add someone to my circles if that person has not and probably may not share anything with me?