James Rosen is Chief Washington Correspondent for the FOX News Channel, which he joined in 1999, and the host of the online show The Foxhole. Across his two decades with Fox News, Rosen has covered the White House and State Department beats and filed from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the campaign trail, forty-nine states and three dozen countries on five continents.
He has broken many exclusive stories on subjects ranging from ISIS to Hillary Clinton’s private server. When the Obama administration designated him a criminal “co-conspirator” for breaking news on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the case triggered a national controversy over press freedoms and made Rosen a rallying point for champions of the First Amendment. More recently, the State Department was forced to apologize for having improperly excised Rosen’s tough questioning on Iran from the department’s official video of a press briefing.
Before joining Fox News, Rosen worked as a researcher to CBS News anchor and managing editor Dan Rather; as an anchor/reporter at WREX-TV (NBC) in Rockford, Illinois and at News12/The Bronx; and in production roles at WWOR-TV and NY-1 News in New York.
Rosen is the author of The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (2008) and Cheney One on One: A Candid Conversation with America’s Most Controversial Statesman (2015). He is the editor of A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century, a collection of eulogies by the late William F. Buckley, Jr. that has spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list this season. Rosen’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly,
Harper’s, Playboy and National Review, among others.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island, Rosen 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 lives in Washington with his wife and two sons.