Jennifer Griffin has been assigned to cover Hillary Clinton’s White House bid for Fox News Channel, the cable netannounced the day President Obama endorsed his party’s presumptive nominee. Griffin is taking over the beat held by Ed Henry until last month, when he was taken off the air. Griffin joins chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, who had been filling in on the Clinton beat since May.
Griffin — who covered the Benghazi attack for FNC — will return to the Pentagon beat after the election, the news organization said. Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron and senior national correspondent John Roberts will continue as lead reporters covering presumptive GOP candidate nominee Donald Trump.
Most recently, Griffin served as FNC’s national security correspondent based out of Washington D.C., where she reported on all aspects of the military including the current actions against ISIS and Al Qaeda. She has provided extensive coverage of major national security stories, including Benghazi in 2012 and the killing of Osama bin Laden the previous year. Prior to her work at the Pentagon, Griffin was based in Jerusalem. She joined FNC in 1999 after covering the Middle East region for several American media organizations including National Public Radio and U.S. News & World Report.
In today’s announcement, Fox News made no mention of Henry. Fox News’s Chief White House correspondent was said in May to be off the air for the time being after a magazine report about him published; a news division spokesperson explained, “We recently became aware of Ed’s personal issues, and he’s taking some time off to work things out.”