Major Garrett Exits Fox News

By: Kara Gilmour
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 28, 2021

Major Garrett will leave the Fox News Channel at the end of the week.

Major Garrett exits Fox News. Major Garrett, the chief White House correspondent for Fox News Channel, is leaving the network after eight years. Major Garrett plans to join the National Journal as a congressional correspondent.

Garrett said it was a return to his roots in print journalism. "I've been seen, I've been heard," Major Garret said in a statement. "I appreciate that. I just want to be read now." In the past, the reporter has worked for the Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report and CNN before joining Fox News Channel in 2002.

Fox named no replacement, saying his duties will be taken up its other White House reporters, Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel. Garrett will leave the network at the end of next week. He was recently granted a front-row seat in the White House briefing room after the resignation of Helen Thomas.

Major Garrett said Fox "promoted me every step of the way" and his visibility at the top-rated news network helped him land the new job. He called himself a "conscientious objector" last fall when his network and the Obama administration were essentially at war. The administration accused the Fox News Channel as being a wing for the Republican Party.