Fox News Names John Roberts Chief White House Correspondent

He starts on Inauguration Day.

John Roberts‘ role covering Donald Trump during the 2016 election may be over, but Roberts isn’t done covering Trump himself. Fox News has named Roberts chief White House correspondent, a position that begins in January on Inauguration Day.

“John’s 30 years of experience and reputable journalism skills were showcased throughout his coverage from the campaign trail during the 2016 election season,” said evp of news Jay Wallace in a statement. “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.”

In his current role as senior national correspondent, Roberts has been based out of Atlanta, but will be relocating to Washington for the new role. “Donald Trump’s presidency will be the predominant news story worldwide in the next four years,” he said in a statement. “I am honored that FOX News has allowed me a front-row seat to history as it all unfolds.”

The White House correspondent position had previously been filled by Ed Henry, who left the role and took a four-month leave from Fox News after In Touch Weekly published a report on Henry’s extra-marital affair. Henry returned to Fox News in August in a new role.

Related: Our FishbowlDC Q&A with Roberts about his time on the Trump trail.

Publish date: December 12, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT