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WASHINGTON — Fox News Channel correspondent Brian Wilson has been named vp and Washington bureau chief for News Corp.’s flagship cable channel, and Bruce Becker has been tapped to oversee Washington news for the company’s new business channel, Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said Thursday.
Wilson anchored FNC’s “Weekend Live” and served as a congressional correspondent. He will continue to make appearances on the network. He has played an integral role in the coverage of numerous news stories and events for the network, including the 2005 retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the 2002 Washington-area sniper attacks and the Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon.
“After nine years in the correspondent ranks, I look forward to this new adventure leading Washington’s best newsroom,” Wilson said.
Becker was interim bureau chief in Washington. He has been with FNC since its inception in 1996 and oversaw the network’s Washington editorial newsgathering operation, where he managed several area-based breaking news events as the deputy bureau chief. Before FNC, Becker was the executive producer for Fox’s affiliate news operation and had stints at Washington stations WTTG-TV (Fox) and WETA-TV (PBS).
“It’s a thrill for me to know that I will get another chance to lead a start-up operation,” Becker said. “I’m looking forward to delivering the best business-news programming on television.”
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