Carl Cameron

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Carl Cameron
Carl Cameron by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Cameron in September 2011.
Born (1961-09-22) September 22, 1961 (age 52)
United States
Occupation Television personality, journalist

Carl Cameron (born September 22, 1961[1]) is an American television journalist and commentator for Fox News Channel.

Life and career[edit]

As a child Cameron spent several years in Iran, where his father worked as an archaeologist that studied the ancients among other hobbies.[2] He attended Bates College. Cameron began his broadcast career in 1985 at radio stations WFEA and WZID in Manchester, New Hampshire. Later he worked as political director for WMUR-TV in New Hampshire. In 1995 he began working for Fox News, covering the 1996 presidential election. He joined Fox News full-time as its first Capitol Hill Correspondent in 1996. Cameron has worked as a political correspondent for Fox News, covering every presidential election since 1996 and earning him the nickname "Campaign Carl".

After the 2000 elections, Fox News named Cameron its first Chief Political Correspondent, and after the 2004 elections, he was named its first Chief White House Correspondent. In June 2006, Cameron returned to his job as Chief Political Correspondent to cover the 2006 midterm elections and prepare for the 2008 presidential campaign.

Reception[edit]

Washingtonian Magazine named Cameron one of the top 50 journalists in the nation's capital in its June 2009 edition. The magazine said "players on both sides of the aisle trust 'Campaign Carl' and know that his reporting is second to none."[3] In contrast, Salon has criticized Cameron as a partisan Republican, both in what he reports and in the way he labels concepts, persons and issues.[4][5]

In 2004, Cameron posted a news story on the Fox News website which included fabricated quotes from John Kerry, in which the Senator purportedly called himself a "metrosexual" and Bush a "cowboy" and spoke effeminately about a manicure. Official Fox News spokesman Paul Schur later said it was intended to be an internal joke not for publication, and the network apologized for the piece, but only on its website, and only through a tag on the article in which these quotes appeared.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Cameron's Bio on the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Alumni page
  2. ^ [2] Salon story on the Israeli art student controversy quotes Cameron on his upbringing.
  3. ^ [3] "50 Top Journalists 2009" Washingtonian Magazine, June 2009
  4. ^ [4] Salon.com article about Cameron's handling of the Bush DUI arrest story
  5. ^ [5] Opinionjournal article about Cameron's handling of the Bush DUI arrest story
  6. ^ [6] USA Today: "Fox News pulls reporter's item with fake Kerry quotes"
  7. ^ [7] New York Times: "Fabricated Kerry Posting Leads to Apology From Fox News"

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