Major Garrett

Major Elliott Garrett (born August 24, 1962 in San Diego, California) is a Congressional correspondent with the National Journal. Prior to joining the National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.


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Major Elliott Garrett (born August 24, 1962 in San Diego, California) is a Congressional correspondent with the National Journal. Prior to joining the National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.

He is married to Fox News (weekend) Washington, D.C. correspondent Julie Kirtz.

Garrett has both a Bachelor of Journalism degree and Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Missouri from 1984. He is a member of the Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.

Garrett was a senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News and World Report and a congressional reporter for The Washington Times in the 1990s before joining CNN's White House team in early 2000, and later moving to Fox in 2002 as a general assignment reporter. There, he covered the 2004 election, and served as the network's congressional correspondent. He has also been a White House correspondent for CNN, and an award-winning reporter across the country for Houston Post, Las Vegas Review Journal, and Amarillo Globe-News. His articles have appeared in such magazines as The Weekly Standard, Washington Monthly, and Mother Jones. He currently lives with his family in Washington D.C.

Garrett covered Barack Obama's presidential campaign. On January 13, 2009, Garrett became the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel.

Garrett announced that he would be leaving Fox News on September 3 to join National Journal.

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