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Fox News Channel has named Ed Henry chief White House correspondent, the network announced Monday. Henry joins Fox News from CNN, where he covered the same beat.
At Fox News, Henry will cover “all facets of the White House, including the President’s domestic and international activities,” according to a release from the network.
The announcement comes as the cable news network’s have already begun to host debates among potential 2012 Republican presidential nominees; a list that so far does not officially include Sarah Palin.
In making the announcement, Fox News senior vp of news editorial Michael Clemente said: “We’ve been impressed with Henry’s reporting for a long time and are proud he’s joining the Fox News team where his tenacity and hard news instincts will continue to strengthen the network’s core journalistic assets.”
Henry will exit CNN at the end of the week. In an email to colleagues he thanked Wolf Blitzer, Judy Woodruff, Candy Crowley, John King, Anderson Cooper, Ali Velshi, Kyra Phillips, T.J. Holmes, Don Lemon and Robin Meade.
“More importantly,” he wrote. “I want to thank the real stars around here — all of the amazing producers and photojournalists here who have made me not just a better journalist, but a better person too.”
The addition of Henry comes with changes in Fox News’ Washington bureau: Wendell Goler has been promoted to senior White House and foreign affairs correspondent; Mike Emanuel has been named chief Congressional correspondent; James Rosen becomes chief Washington correspondent reporting on major Beltway stories and how they impact the country; and Carl Cameron continues in his role as chief political correspondent covering congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential elections.
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