Washington, DC (December 4, 2014) – The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to salute veteran broadcast journalist Wendell Goler who retired from Fox News Channel on Wednesday.
Goler joined FNC in 1996 and served as a senior White House and foreign affairs correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC).
Goler covered five U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
"We salute Wendell for his amazing body of work as a political correspondent covering complex issues and personalities of national and international significance. It is a testament to his career the type of praise that came in the wake of the announcement of his retirement," said NABJ President Bob Butler. "There must be more effort paid to diversifying the White House press corps, the Congressional press corps, and Washington bureaus of television, radio, print, and online newsrooms."
"Well, after 28 years of service, I understand that this is your last day here at the White House. So your 28 years here has been characterized by a lot of professionalism and dedication to your field. And that’s something that we both appreciate and will miss after your departure," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in remarks from the White House Briefing Room.
Before joining FNC, Goler served as a White House correspondent for the Associated Press Broadcast Services. In that position, Goler anchored all presidential news conferences and was responsible for all coverage related to domestic and foreign presidential affairs. Additionally, he has served as a reporter for several Washington, D.C. stations, including WJLA-TV and WRC-TV.
NABJ wishes Mr. Goler a healthy and happy retirement.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. ###