Major Garrett Leaves Fox News For National Journal Position
Major Garrett Has Resigned From the Position of Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News
Major Garrett has been with Fox for eight years, but he expressed desire to return to his roots in print journalism and will be joining the National Journal as a Congressional correspondent. His last day will be September 3.
He has been at the center of a battle between Fox News and the White House, but his departure from the popular news network comes just a few weeks after Fox was moved to the front row in the White House press briefing room, as noted by the New York Times.
The White House never expressed any displeasure with Major Garrett however, and at this point it does not seem like any of these tensions played a role in Garrett's decision to leave TV.
In a news release about his decision he stated:
“Throughout my television career, I’ve known with certainty I would someday return to my roots in print journalism. That day has come. I will soon announce an exciting new phase of my career — one made possible in no small part by Fox News’ consistent support. It would take a lot — something near perfection — to lure me away from the best job I’ve ever had. Details to come.”
The National Journal have said that he is going to be part of the team they are building at the print publication, and editor in chief Ron Fournier said:
“He is known across Washington as one of the hardest-working journalists in the business, a fierce competitor on his beat, and a good and decent man. It is a rare combination, and one we’re incredibly lucky to be bringing into our newsroom,”
The magazine is going to relaunch in the fall and start undertake a new 'website operation'.