Ed Henry

Published : Nov 20 2013 | Modified : Nov 26 2016

Journalist and correspondent, associated with Fox News, Edward Henry, and better known as Ed Henry, is an American broadcast journalist who has also served as the senior White House correspondent for Fox News Channel. He is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau and currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Ed was born in New York City, on June 20, 1971. Surprisingly, his personal life is a well kept secret, at least for his teenage years. We do know however, that he studied in Siena College from where he graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in English. In 2010, Ed married Shirley Hung, a CNN senior producer and the wedding took place at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The couple reportedly threw a party for he guests at Caesars Palace’s Rao’s the day before.

Henry started his career with noted columnist Jack Anderson and later in 2003, he started working as a political analyst on local radio shows such as the WMAL Morning News and The Chris Core Show. Interestingly enough, he still contributes as an editor in Washington, a news tabloid. His soon gained recognition and credits in his respective field which led him to cover Capitol Hill for Roll Call for eight years.

In 2005 he served as a moderator in CNN and in 2006 he started covering White House. The position was given to him after a rather unusual incident, when Robert Novak stormed off the set during an on-air discussion with political commentator James Carville. Ed carried on the show with just Carville for the remainder of the segment. In 2008 he was granted a senior. Out of the three reporters at the White House, he was the only leading correspondent. Since President Barak Obama took the office, he started working full time in that job and asked various questions during conferences and press releases, directly addressing to the President. Thanks to that specific approach he soon made a name for himself as a bold, direct and strict journalist. One time in specific, Henry asked the president why he had taken so long to publicly express outrage about AIG and Obama answered "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak". His answer brought laughter to the room while Henry later commented "I was doing my job – and he was doing his."

Ed covered the vacations of President Obama in Hawaii along with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and was present at site when Rush was hospitalized due to chest pain. After taking a red-eye flight to Las Vegas, he found himself at the center of the Court House shooting in 2010, a story which he later covered live for CNN.

The famous broadcast journalist left CNN to become a chief correspondent at the White House for the Fox News Channel, in 2011. It was rumored that Henry’s contract was not being renewed at CNN. During his one interview with Don Imus he said that he always would like to work with the number one in the field. He then referred to his association with Fox as welcoming and great, and made clear that he has no regrets for leaving CNN. In his view, the CNN is no where near in comparison to the Fox News network. In fact, Ed compared the two networks to perennial baseball contenders saying "I root for the Yankees, so I like to play for a first-place team. Now, technically the Yankees are not in first place right now, I have to admit, they're a game behind the Red Sox. But there's no doubt about where Fox is".

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