Edward "Ed" Henry is a broadcast journalist and the senior White House correspondent for Fox News Channel, and is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau. He was born in Queens, New York and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
In 1995, Henry earned a bachelor's degree in English from Siena College in Loudonville, New York; he is a 2011-2012 member of the college Board of Associate Trustees. He began his career working with Jack Anderson. Henry covered Capitol Hill for Roll Call for eight years, writing that newspaper’s Heard on the Hill column, and has been a contributing editor at Washingtonian and in 2003 began providing political analysis for The WMAL Morning News and The Chris Core Show on 630 WMAL (ABC affiliate).
Henry was the moderator of the CNN Inside Politics broadcast when Robert Novak stormed off the set on August 4, 2005 during a live discussion with James Carville about Florida Republican Representative Katherine Harris' just-announced 2006 bid for U.S. Senate. Henry deftly carried on with Carville for the remainder of that program segment.
White House correspondent 
After covering the White House for CNN since March 2006, Henry was elevated to a senior position in December 2008. He was one of three CNN correspondents at the White House, along with Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar; Henry was the sole senior correspondent. One notable moment early in the Obama presidency occurred during a White House news conference in March 2009; Henry asked a pointed follow-up to a question that Obama had previously ignored, about the AIG bonus payments controversy. When Henry pressed the President on why he had taken so long to publicly express outrage about AIG, the answer "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak," was perceived as a put-down of Henry (provoking laughter in the briefing room). Henry later explained that "I was doing my job -- and he was doing his."
Courthouse shooting 
Henry had been providing CNN with live reports about the Hawaiian vacations of both President Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh in December 2009 (including Limbaugh's hospitalization with chest pains on December 30). Henry ultimately took a red-eye flight to Las Vegas (where he owns a condo) arriving close to dawn on January 4, and by 8 a.m. was at the center of a quite a different breaking story simply because he drove through Downtown Las Vegas: the 2010 Las Vegas courthouse shooting that left two dead and a deputy US Marshal wounded. Henry later covered this story live for CNN.
Move to Fox News 
On June 20, 2011, it was announced that Henry was leaving his position with CNN to become the Chief White House Correspondent for FOX News Channel. CNN insiders said that network management had already told Henry that his contract would not be renewed.
During an interview with Don Imus, however, Henry explained his departure from CNN by comparing the Fox News Channel to perennial baseball contenders. “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”, making no mention of the non-renewal of his contract. While covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Henry said that he had no regrets about leaving CNN: "It is my first convention with Fox, and I am excited, the move 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 big three and beating them." While covering the election, he expressed his opinion that Fox News was unfairly criticized by people in the news business (including some at CNN), saying: "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.'"
A June 2012 article by AP fashion writer Samantha Critchell praised Henry for his dapper use of a pocket square on camera, going on to say that this stemmed from a voguish rivalry between Henry and Ali Velshi when they were both at CNN. Be that as it may, Henry's pocket square has its own Twitter account. Fox allows considerable freedom to reporters to use social media as they wish, but Henry applies the same standards to messages on Twitter as he does to broadcast news stories.
Shortly after becoming Fox News’s chief White House correspondent, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney accused Henry of using “talking points issues by the Republican Party,” and saying that "I know you're creating a thing here for Fox."
During an October 13, 2011 press conference, President Barack Obama responded to a question from Henry about Mitt Romney's criticism of the White House reaction to an Iranian terror plot by saying “I didn’t know you were the spokesperson for Mitt Romney.” Henry said that it's commonplace to cite political opponents in the briefing room: “I was trying to put it in the broader context of, not just Mitt Romney, but there are a lot of Republicans out there who have charged that the president leads from behind. This is an opportunity for him to push back on those critics in the context of Iran. I think everyone can see that he decided not to engage with Mitt Romney and decided to kind of come after me a little bit.”
Henry received the 2005 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation. Henry provided breaking news coverage for CNN's “America Votes 2004”, as well as an exclusive March 2005 interview with Jeb Bush about the Florida governor's inability to intercede for Terri Schiavo. The NPF judges stated:
“Ed submitted five clips that took the story out of the committee room and into the living room. When reporting about Senator Frist's support of stem cell research, he studied the Senator’s motivations not only from a political standpoint, but also as a scientist. It was a great piece of journalism that may have given us our first glimpse of Frist as his own man running for President.”
In 2008, the White House Correspondents' Association presented Henry with the Merriman Smith Award (in the broadcast category) for presidential reporting under deadline pressure. Henry won for his February 14, 2007 news coverage of the Bush administration's irreconcilable assertions that Iranian officials were behind the authorization to send improvised explosive devices to Iraq. The panel of judges wrote that Ed Henry's reports on CNN “got better with each ensuing update throughout the day”.
Personal life 
In June 2010, in Las Vegas, Henry married Shirley Hung, a senior producer for CNN. Among those attending the wedding at a Wynn Las Vegas chapel were Mike Emanuel of Fox News, Rao's co-owner Frank Pellegrino, Rao’s maitre d’ Robert “Bubbles” Ubriaco and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. The wedding reception at Society Café Encore Las Vegas included a 22-layer chocolate wedding cake with whipped cream frosting, that was an elaborate replica of the White House, weighing 70 pounds. A pre-wedding dinner party at Rao's featured a performance by Human Nature, who had previously entertained the couple after their February engagement.
In July 2012, Ed and Shirley returned to Las Vegas to celebrate his 41st birthday, including a round of golf at the Las Vegas Country Club with Sherman Frederick, erstwhile publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dr. Joe Johnson and golf pro John Herndon (who scored his third hole-in-one).
Since Henry is no longer at the same network as his wife, he has said that they pay more attention to each other, and talk less about work. When they have time off, one of their favorite places is Encore Las Vegas with its spa, golf course and pool.
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|CNN Senior White House Correspondent
2005 – 2011