A journalist and correspondent associated with Fox News, Edward Henry, better known as Ed Henry, is an American broadcast journalist who has also served as the senior White House correspondent for the 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 20th, 1971. Surprisingly, his personal life is a well-kept secret, especially his teenage years. We do know however, that he studied at Siena College 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 their guests at Caesars Palace Rao’s the day before the wedding.
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 for CNN and in 2006 he started covering the White House. The position was given to him after a rather unusual incident. Robert Novak stormed off the set during an on-air discussion with political commentator James Carville and Ed carried on the show with just Carville for the remainder of the segment. In 2008, he was granted a senior position. Out of the three reporters at the White House, he was the only leading correspondent.
Since President Barak Obama came into office, he started working full time as a White House correspondent and asks various questions during conferences and press releases, directly addressing the President. Thanks to that specific approach, he soon made a name for himself as a bold, direct, and strict journalist. One time in particular, 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 and Henry later commented, "I was doing my job – and he was doing his."
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.
Ed covered the vacations of President Obama in Hawaii along with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and was present at the 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.
|Date of Birth:||20-07-1971|
|Height:||5 feet 11 inches|
|Children:||Mila Henry, Patrick Henry|
|Birth Place:||New York|
|Alma Mater:||Siena College|
|Marriage Date:||June 2010|