Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry, who announced last week that he was leaving the network for Fox News, had little choice but to find a new job according to a report from FishBowlDC.
The site reported that Henry was told earlier this year that his contract wouldn’t be renewed, and by late spring CNN had begun to court Jessica Yellin who was just named yesterday to replace him.
Henry’s departure shocked the White House Press Corps. And when it was announced that he was moving to Fox News, that brought immediate condemnation from the left-wing Media Matters, which tried to paint him as a right-wing nut, though there was little or no evidence even by their standards to back up their claim.
CNN may have actually helped Henry, much in the way that NPR helped Juan Williams by firing him. That led to Williams getting a big payday from Fox along with more exposure, which Henry will definitely receive by jumping from a cable news laggard to the current cable news champ.