CNN's Ed Henry to Lead Fox White House Coverage
After backing Fox to take Helen Thomas's briefing room seat, Henry will fill it
CNN's senior White House correspondent Ed Henry has reportedly signed on with Fox News as its chief White House correspondent, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. So far neither network has confirmed the news, but Fox is expected to make an announcement later today. Henry "will take over a position most recently shared by Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel, who are expected to get promotions. Henry is the second major CNN journalist and on-air talent to defect to Fox News since HLN topper Ken Jautz took over as CNN Worldwide president, following the January move of John Roberts."
Henry raised a few eyebrows one year ago when he backed Fox News's bid to take over the front-and-center seat in the White House briefing room once occupied by Helen Thomas. At the time, Henry told the Wall Street Journal, "When CNN bid for the front row in 2007, Fox could have challenged it and had a knock-down, drag-out fight like the one we might have this time. But they did the gentlemanly thing and said CNN had more seniority. I've got to honor that commitment." Looks like that worked out for him.