Chief D.C. Correspondent James Rosen is Suddenly Out at Fox News | 5/20/2013 | Staff
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After 19 years at the Fox News Channel, veteran political reporter James Rosen is leaving at the end of this year. The announcement came as a surprise when it was first reported by TVNewser on Friday at 2:09 P.M. E.T. Rosen currently serves as FNC’s chief Washington correspondent and appears frequently on various programs across the channel, most often on Fox News’ signature nightly news show, Special Report with Bret Baier. Rosen is considered one of Fox News’s best and most experienced journalists and he is widely respected among his colleagues in the Washington, D.C. press corps. He is also a well-regarded historian, with books on Nixon's AG John Mitchell and VP Dick Cheney.

No further details about why Rosen is moving on or what his future plans are were immediately forthcoming. A Fox News spokesperson emailed this writer FNC’s only comment: “James Rosen is exiting the company at the end of the year.”

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As of early Saturday morning, Rosen had not referred to his imminent career change at his Twitter account. Visitors to Rosen’s Twitter are reminded by the header photograph that Rosen is Fox News’ resident expert on the Beatles notwithstanding the fact that, at age 49 now, he is too young to have experienced the 1964 “British Invasion.”

In May 2013, Rosen made news when, as first reported by the Washington Post, it became known that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice had obtained a secret warrant from the FISA federal court allowing the government to spy on him. The warrant permitted the government to access, copy, and read Rosen’s private emails, record his phone conversations, monitor his movements, and covertly surveil his parents in New York as part of an investigation of an alleged leaker of classified information in the State Department. Targeting a journalist in this way was...
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