Fox News has named as its chief Washington correspondent, effective immediately, the network announced Tuesday.
“Whether he is delivering breaking news from halfway around the world or reporting the latest headlines from Capitol Hill, Mike has played a pivotal role on our news team throughout his tenure with the network,” Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of FOX News Media, said of Emanuel.
“We are proud his valuable insights and unrivaled work ethic will continue to help lead our best-in-class news coverage,” Wallace added.
Emanuel has been with Fox News since 1997, when he was hired as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. He contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election cycle, former President ‘s impeachment trials and the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, among other topics.
In a post sharing the news on Twitter, Emanuel said that he was “really honored and grateful.”
A little personal news… I’m really honored and grateful to receive such a fantastic new opportunity.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL NAMES MIKE EMANUEL CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENThttps://t.co/ZnDHMEc9a7
— Mike Emanuel (@MikeEmanuelFox) February 23, 2021
“Having been lucky enough to call FOX News home for nearly 25 years, I’m thrilled to take on this expanded role and keep doing what I love: delivering the news to our viewers, straight from the source,” Emanuel added in the statement released by the network.
Emanuel’s prior role as a congressional correspondent will be filled by Jacqui Heinrich, who joined the company in September of 2018 and has since acted as a New York and national correspondent.
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