Ed Henry

Covering Obama

Since the beginning of President Barak Obama's first term, Henry started working full time as a White House correspondent. He would ask various questions during conferences and press releases, and he had no issues directly addressing the President. Due to his confident approach, Henry soon made a name for himself as a bold, direct, and strict journalist. In one instance, Henry asked the President why he had taken so long to express outrage about AIG publicly, 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 caused the room to erupt in laughter, and Henry later commented, "I was doing my job, and he was doing his."

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Ed covered the vacations of President Obama in Hawaii along with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and was present at the location 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.

Headed to Fox News

Henry left CNN to become a chief correspondent at the White House for the Fox News Channel in 2011. Many rumored that Henry's contract was not being renewed at CNN because some of the producers at the network were displeased with his right-leaning views. During his interview with Don Imus, he said that he would always like to work with the number one in the field he considered Fox News. He said his switch to Fox was welcoming. He made clear that he had no regrets for leaving CNN. In his view, CNN couldn't compete with Fox News. 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. Technically, the Yankees are not in the first place right now, and I have to admit, they're a game behind the Red Sox. But there's no doubt about where Fox is".

He again pointed fingers at CNN during the election coverage, accusing Fox of unfairly being attacked by other media outlets just because the network was gaining popularity, while others were making 'rubbish statements.' He rejected the idea that Fox News purposely tried to cater to conservatives to increase profits and viewership, "It's been a crutch for CNN staffers to say that Fox has done well due to the ideology. It's an easy out to say, 'Oh, we're not picking sides, and that's why we don't have an audience."

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Henry gushed about how much better his new home was, "It is my first convention with Fox, and I am excited; the movie has been great. I feel like I have so much freedom here, it is exciting, and the numbers don't lie. We are no longer competing with other cable networks; we are competing with the big three and beating them." Henry is proud of his broadcasting style since he never hesitates to ask tough questions to reveal the truth, even if he may make the person being interviewed feel uncomfortable. He once called President Obama "Rapper-In-Chief," a decision that was heavily criticized by other broadcasters.


In 2005, Ed received the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation. He was awarded for reporting on 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 with a tight deadline.

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Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 20-07-1971
Nationality: American
Profession: Broadcaster
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Shirley Henry
Girlfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: White
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Children: Mila Henry, Patrick Henry
Birth Sign: Cancer
Birth Place: New York
Alma Mater: Siena College
Net Worth: N/A
Marriage Date: June 2010
Birth Date: 30 Mar, 1921
Age: 99 yrs
Occupations: Politician
University teacher
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: St. Cloud
Gender: Male
Description: American academic, politician, historian
Net Worth 2020: 3 million
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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