John Roberts is relocating to Washington, D.C., for a new gig as Chief White Correspondent for Fox News Channel. Covering incoming President Donald Trump’s domestic and international activities, he will begin his new role on Inauguration Day.
Roberts, who joined FNC in 2011, had been its Atlanta-based senior national correspondent. He has covered every presidential election since 1996 and reported on the Republican presidential primary and the Trump campaign. He also covered such breaking news and political events the 2012 and 2016 presidential debates, the 2012 and 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, midterm elections, the Robert Durst murder trial, the U.S. ebola outbreak, the 2013 EF5 tornado in Moore, OK, and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011.
“John’s 30 years of experience and reputable journalism skills were showcased throughout his coverage from the campaign trail during the 2016 election season,” said Fox News Jay Wallace, EVP News, who made today’s announcement. “We are proud to welcome him to the Washington bureau and look forward to him leading the network’s coverage of incoming President-elect Donald Trump.”
Said Roberts, who was a co-anchor of CNN’s American Morning before joining FNC: “Donald Trump’s presidency will be the predominant news story worldwide in the next four years. I am honored that FOX News has allowed me a front-row seat to history as it all unfolds.”