Compton Wins 2015 First Amendment Award

Ann Compton, the longtime ABC newswoman and White House press corps vet, has been named RTDNA’s 2015 First Amendment Award honoree. She was the first woman assigned to cover the White House on a full-time basis by a network television news organization.

ABC News Veteran Ann Compton Retiring

Ann Compton, who has covered six presidents for ABC News, is retiring after four decades with the network. Compton, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, has had a career that included being the sold broadcast reporter to remain with President George W. Bush on Air Force One when he was unable to return to Washington after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.