Scott Heidler Jumps From Fox News to Al Jazeera English


By Alex Weprin Comment

Heidler071310.bmp Fox News Channel’s Islamabad, Pakistan-based Middle East correspondent Scott Heidler has left the network for Al Jazeera English.

Heidler had been covering Pakistan and Afghanistan for FNC since 2004, with his final report from the country coming February, where he announced he would be leaving:

I will be leaving with a heavy heart. Pakistan is one of those assignments that gets under your skin. I lived here for about a year back in 2001, but these last two years really cemented my understanding of Pakistan and the region…

Now off for the biggest and most challenging assignment of my life; fatherhood.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Heidler is now a correspondent based of of Al Jazeera’s Washington DC bureau.