John Roberts Named Fox News Correspondent

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The anchor announced he was leaving CNN's American Morning in December.

John Roberts is joining Fox News as an Atlanta-based senior national correspondent.

In December, Roberts announced he was stepping down as anchor of CNN's American Morning to move to Atlanta to be close to his fiancee, CNN dayside anchor Kyra Phillips, who is pregnant with twins.

Roberts had been negotiating a similar role at CNN, where he worked since April 2007.

"We thank John for his service," said a spokesperson for CNN.

Before CNN, Roberts worked at CBS news for 14 years.