Fox News Names John Roberts Chief White House Correspondent

By A.J. Katz 

Fox News has named veteran TV newser John Roberts the network’s next chief White House correspondent, effective Inauguration Day 2017. Fox evp of news Jay Wallace made the announcement this morning.
“John’s 30 years of experience and reputabile journalism skills were showcased throughout his coverage from the campaign trail during the 2016 election season,” said Wallace. “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.”
Fox News has had a rotating cast of reporters covering the White House ever since Ed Henry was taken off of the beat back in May, not long after reports surfaced that the married newsman was having an affair with a Las Vegas “hostess.”
Roberts, husband to CNN’s Kyra Phillips, and father of two young twins, will relocate from Atlanta to D.C., where he will be responsible for covering the president’s domestic and international activities on behalf of the network. 
“Donald Trump’s presidency will be the predominant news story worldwide in the next four years,” said Roberts. “I am honored that Fox News has allowed me a front-row seat to history as it all unfolds.”
Roberts, who joined Fox News in 2011, has covered each presidential election since 1996. He reported on the 2016 Republican presidential primary and eventually President-elect Trump’s presidential campaign for Fox News. He has also provided coverage of breaking news stories for the network, including the 2012 and 2016 presidential debates and conventions, midterm elections, the murder trial of Robert Durst, the Ebola outbreak, and weather-related disasters, including the 2013 tornado in Oklahoma and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Roberts worked for CNN from 2006 – 2011, co-anchoring American Morning, anchoring of This Week at War, and serving as CNN’s senior national correspondent during his run at the network.
Before CNN, Roberts spent more than 14 years at CBS News, serving as chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent, as well as the anchor of the weekend editions of the CBS Evening News and CBS Morning News.
The Canadian-born journalist was an anchor and correspondent for CTV from 1990-1992. He co-anchored Canada A.M., the network’s morning news show that recently came to an end after a 43 year run.