EXCLUSIVE: CNN’s Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry is jumping ship. Fox News Channel is expected to announce later today that they have signed Henry as their Chief White House correspondent. He will take over a position most recently shared by Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel, who are expected to get promotions. Henry is the second major CNN journalist and on-air talent to defect to Fox News since HLN topper Ken Jautz took over as CNN Worldwide president, following the January move of John Roberts.
As Senior White House correspondent at CNN, Henry received praise for his reporting on the Bush administration’s contradictory assertions regarding senior Iranian officials sending improvised explosive devices to Iraq, winning the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline in 2008. Henry was previously a Congressional correspondent at CNN and reported from the campaign trail for the cable network’s coverage of the 2004 presidential race. Before joining CNN, Henry was a print journalist at Roll Call, where he served as a senior editor and a columnist.