The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.
The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.
According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.
Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas’ seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox’s former seat in the second row.
From Major Garrett, who will be taking the Fox seat:
Congratulations to Fox and Garrett. He has earned a lot of respect because he doesn’t wear his politics on his sleeve…instead, he reports. You know….what reporters are supposed to do.
Don’t get too much of that nowadays.