Leland Vittert currently serves as a correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C., and co-anchor of America's News Headquarters (Saturdays from 1-3PM/ET, Sundays from 1-2PM/ET). Vittert joined the network in 2010.Read More
Most recently, Vittert provided the latest breaking election news from Washington, DC during FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage. Throughout his tenure with the network, Vittert has conducted numerous high profile interviews; most recently with former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) where she discussed the criticism she faced following her meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. During his 2017 interview with Florida Rep. Francis Rooney, the congressman announced he would not run for his re-election in 2020. That same year, his interview with then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price made news regarding his decision to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets until an internal review was completed. Additionally, Vittert has also covered many breaking news events, including the death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, MD.
As a foreign correspondent for the network based in Jerusalem, Vittert covered various international stories including the September 2013 mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya, the Ghouta chemical attack in Syria in 2013, as well as the massive unrest and violent protests from Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya. Additionally, he reported live on the on-going tension in the Middle East from the southwestern region in Israel and Jerusalem.
Prior to joining FNC, Vittert anchored the weekend news at KDVR-TV (FOX 31) in Denver, CO and was a reporter for WFTV-TV (ABC 9) in Orlando, FL. He also worked at other national news stations, including KATV-TV (ABC 7) in Little Rock, AR, KNWA-TV (NBC 50) in Fayetteville, AR, and WMTV-TV (NBC 15) in Madison, WI. He began his reporting career as an intern at KTVI-TV (FOX 2) in St. Louis, MO.
The recipient of an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his coverage of Officer Bishop's clearing in Orlando, FL, Vittert graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and spent a year abroad at the London School of Economics.