John King is a native of Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Rhode Island.
King previously anchored John King, USA, a one-hour political program launched in March 2010 that was meant to connect what happens in Washington, D.C., with the lives of Americans across the country. King also anchored State of the Union with John King, a four-hour Sunday news program on CNN. He interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. While anchoring State of the Union, King visited all 50 states in the first year of the Obama presidency to gather the voices of everyday Americans.
King is CNN’s chief national correspondent, having been appointed in April 2005. He joined CNN in May 1997 and served as its senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005.
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