Fox News Ups Names Mike Emanuel Chief DC Correspondent

Mike Emanuel has been named chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, a promotion from his chief congressional and senior political correspondent roles. The network also named Jacqui Heinrich congressional correspondent.

Fox News Channel has promoted Mike Emanuel to chief Washington correspondent. In this new role, Emanuel will continue to report on all news emanating from the nation’s capital, effective immediately.

Additionally, beginning on Monday, March 1, national reporter Jacqui Heinrich will transition to a role as congressional correspondent alongside distinguished veteran congressional correspondent Chad Pergram.

In making the announcement, Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News Media, said: “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. We are proud his valuable insights and unrivaled work ethic will continue to help lead our best-in-class news coverage. We also look forward to Jacqui’s contributions breaking news on a new beat.”

Most recently, Emanuel served as FNC’s chief congressional and senior political correspondent, where he provided in-depth coverage of congressional proceedings, such as confirmation hearings for cabinet appointees and Supreme Court Justices, as well as efforts to pass legislation. Over the past year, he covered the House and Senate proceedings surrounding both impeachments of former President Donald Trump, in addition to contributing to the network’s breaking news coverage surrounding the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol and FNC’s Democracy 2020 presidential election coverage.

Since joining the network in 1997 as a Los Angeles based correspondent, Emanuel has provided coverage of every election cycle and has also reported on a number of global, high-profile stories.

Before his role with FNC, Emanuel worked as a breaking news reporter for independent television station KCAL Los Angeles. Previously, he spent time as a reporter covering state and local politics at several local news stations across Texas, including KMID Midland, KCEN Waco and KTBC Austin.


Heinrich has served as a New York-based reporter at FNC since September 2018 and later took on the role of national correspondent, reporting from the campaign trail throughout the 2020 election cycle. Heinrich also co-hosts Fox News Audio’s Fox News Rundown podcast, breaking down the day’s latest headlines. A three-time local Emmy award winner, she began her career in broadcasting with internships at MSNBC and WRC Washington. She then held positions at KOAA Colorado Springs and KTNV Las Vegas before spending over two years as an anchor at WFXT Boston.

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