Fox News Inks Contract Extension With White House Correspondent John Roberts

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The deal will keep Roberts as the cable news channel's point person, covering all the activities of the president.

With just two weeks to go before the 2020 presidential election, Fox News Channel has signed chief White House correspondent John Roberts to a multi-year contract extension.

The deal will keep Roberts as the cable news channel's point person in the White House, covering all the activities of the president. He became the channel's chief White House correspondent in 2017, after serving as its national correspondent, a role he had held since joining Fox in 2011.

Roberts joined Fox News after five years at CNN  (where he was co-anchor of American Morning) and 14 years at CBS News, where he was a White House correspondent.

"John is one of the best journalists in all of news," Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement announcing the extension. "His extensive reporting, featuring decades of experience and exceptional journalism skills at the White House and on the campaign trail during an unprecedented year, have contributed to the network’s unrivaled political coverage at a key moment in time. We look forward to his continued contributions for many years to come."