Chad Pergram

Chad Pergram

Congressional correspondent

Chad Pergram currently serves as a congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in September 2007 and is based out of Washington, D.C.Read More

Most recently, Pergram was a staple of FNC's impeachment coverage in the House of Representatives, breaking down the procedural elements and providing timely analysis. According to Nielsen Media Research, FNC's special coverage of the impeachment hearings outpaced all of broadcast and cable news coverage.

Previously, Pergram served as a senior Capitol Hill producer covering a range of historical moments from Capitol Hill, including the 2010 and 2018 midterm elections, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, the 2016 presidential election cycle, and various legislative hallmarks and showdowns, including the 2010 passage of both the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform, the 2011 debt-ceiling fight, tax reform in 2017, as well as the 2018-2019 government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

In 2017, just blocks from Pergram's residence in Alexandria, Virginia, a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress ahead of the annual Congressional game, critically wounding then-House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and injuring several others. Pergram led the breaking news coverage and followed the story throughout Scalise's recovery.

Prior to joining FNC in September 2007, Pergram served as a reporter for Capitol News Connection. Additionally, he produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington and served as a Senate producer for C-SPAN. He began his career as a reporter at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati and WKRC-TV, the ABC affiliate at the time, before joining the Cincinnati Public Radio-operated WMUB-FM in Oxford, OH. In 1992, he was named Best Radio Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press.

A native of Jacksonburg, OH, Pergram earned both a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in communication from Miami University (Ohio). He won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in reporting for his coverage of outgoing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in 2007 and was the youngest recipient of the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcast in 2006 from the Radio/Television Correspondents Association for his Washington-based broadcasts.