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John King

Anchor, John King, USA
CNN

John King is CNNís chief national correspondent and anchor of John King, USA, a one-hour political program launched in March 2010. In this role, King aims to connect what happens in Washington, D.C. with the lives of Americans across the country.

King previously anchored State of the Union with John King, the networkís four-hour Sunday news program, during which he interviewed a wide-range of newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. While anchoring State of the Union, King visited all 50 states in the first year of the Obama presidency to report on the concerns of every day Americans.

King joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNNís senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. King has covered six presidential campaigns and numerous major national stories during his career.

In addition to his domestic reporting, King has covered a number of major international events, including the first Persian Gulf War, the U.S. military operation to restore the Aristide government to Haiti and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa. He was among the first correspondents to report in 1991 from a liberated Kuwait and received the top reporting prize for his coverage of the 1991 Gulf War from the Associated Press Managing Editorsí Association.

Before joining CNN, King wrote for the Associated Press, which he joined in 1985. In 1991 he was named chief political correspondent and headed the APís political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.