Ed Henry

Published : Nov 20 2013 | Modified : May 20 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".

During the election coverage, he again pointed fingers at CNN, with the accusation that Fox was unfairly being pulled down by some media people, just because the network was doing a great job and gaining popularity, while others were making ‘rubbish statements’.

Henry’s wife Shirley Hung is also associated with the media world and surprisingly – #not – she works for CNN as a senior producer. The couple married in 2010, and the cake prepared for the wedding had 22 layers of chocolate with whipped cream frosting, weighing 70 pounds, and was an exact replica of the White House. They got engaged in February 2010 and the marriage took place in June.

While the couple did not make numerous appearances on public, thus keeping their privacy intact, on May 4, 2016 Ed took a temporary leave according to a Fox spokesman, due to an alleged extramarital affair with a Las Vegas hostess Natalia Lima. “Whenever he was in town, we would pretty much just have sex. He has a really high sex drive,” Lima told In Touch. She said she met Henry five years ago through social media and their friendship became sexual in the spring of 2015. The news were not satisfyingly covered for obvious reasons while Henry returned to Fox on August as the chief national correspondent.

In 2005, Ed received the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation for his distinguished work when reporting for the congress and his exclusive interview with Jeb Bush that year. He also won a Merriman Smith Award from the White House Correspondents Association, in 2008, for completing his job with outstanding results under pressure and a pretty tight deadline.

Though Henry’s net worth is not disclosed, it is assumed that he was also not interested in renewal of his contract, because he has jumped to a high salary in Fox News.

Henry, is mostly known for his boldness, since he never hesitates to ask tough question that aim to reveal the truth, even if that means that he may make the person being interviewed feel uncomfortable. In that concept, it’s worth mentioning that he once called President Obama "Rapper-In-Chief", a decision that got a tad out of hand afterwards.

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