Ed Henry is CNN's senior White House correspondent based in the network's Washington, D.C., bureau. Named to his current position in December 2008, Henry has covered the White House for CNN since March 2006.
In 2008, Henry won the White House Correspondents' Association's Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline pressure. The association specifically cited him for his reports on the Bush administration's contradictory assertions that senior Iranian officials had sent improvised explosive devices to Iraq.
Prior to joining the White House unit, Henry covered Capitol Hill for CNN. In February 2006, while serving as a congressional correspondent, Henry was awarded the prestigious Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation for the depth and breadth of his coverage throughout 2005.
During that time, he was on the frontlines of many stories, from breaking the news that Dubai Ports World would not move forward with its plan to take control over six U.S. ports to securing an exclusive interview with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during the final days of Terri Schaivo's life in March 2005.
Henry also reported from the campaign trail for CNN's "America Votes 2004," the network's coverage of the presidential race, focused primarily on following the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry.
Henry joined CNN in April 2004 after having been senior editor and a columnist for Roll Call, a leading Capitol Hill newspaper, for eight years. At Roll Call, Henry scored an exclusive in January 1998 when he interviewed then-President Bill Clinton on the same day that the Monica Lewinsky story broke. He also wrote the widely read "Heard on the Hill" column for seven years.
While at Roll Call, Henry also served as a contributing editor at Washingtonian magazine and as chief political analyst for WMAL, ABC Radio's Washington, D.C., affiliate. He has also worked as an analyst for various television networks, including C-SPAN and WUSA, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Henry started his career as an investigative reporter, working with columnist Jack Anderson for five years. He has a bachelors degree in English from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.