James Rosen joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1999 and is the network’s chief Washington correspondent.
Across nearly two decades in Washington, Rosen has covered the White House and the State Department, andalso reported from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the presidential campaign trail. His datelines span nearly all fifty states and forty foreign countries on five continents.
In response to his exclusive reporting on North Korea, the Obama administration secretly named Rosen a “co-conspirator” inviolation of the Espionage Act. The ensuing national controversy led the Justice Department to reform its guidelines for the handling of national security investigations involving journalists. Similarly, Rosen’s reporting on Iran’s nuclear program prompted procedural reforms at the State Department, after he disclosed that Obama administration officials had excised eight minutes of Rosen’s questioning on the subject from the department’s official video of one of its press briefings.
While at FNC, Rosen has questioned presidents, secretaries of state, CIA directors, Supreme Court justices and numerous celebrities, ranging fromrock stars (Sir Paul McCartney andGraham Nash) to literary figures (Laura Hillenbrand andTom Wolfe).
Prior to joining FNC, Rosen worked as a researcher to CBS News anchor and managing editor Dan Rather; as an associate producer at WWOR-TV in New York; as a producer in the political unit at NY-1 News; as an anchor andreporter for WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois; and as an anchor and reporter for News12/The Bronx.
His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Playboy, and National Review, among other periodicals. Rosen is also the author of three books: The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (2008); Cheney One on One: A Candid Conversation with America’s Most Controversial Statesman (2015); and A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century (2016), an anthology of writings he edited by the late William F. Buckley, Jr., which spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rosen attended public schools on Staten Island. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Johns Hopkins University and his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He has lectured on politics and the media at Georgetown University and the George Washington University.
Rosen lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons.