John Parkinson

John Parkinson

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John R. Parkinson reports and produces from the White House for ABC News. He is a regular contributor to ABCNews.com and the ABC News Radio network, shoots video of many... Read More »

John R. Parkinson reports and produces from the White House for ABC News. He is a regular contributor to ABCNews.com and the ABC News Radio network, shoots video of many of his own broadcast interviews, and works closely with chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on the network's political coverage.

Since moving to the network’s White House coverage in June 2015, Parkinson has reported daily from ABC News' small work space in the West Wing. He has traveled throughout the country covering President Obama, as well as the president’s trip to Asia in November 2015.

Prior to his current assignment, Parkinson covered Congress for five years, reporting daily from the U.S. Capitol on the Republican and Democratic leadership, committee hearings and legislative business considered by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. His assignment on Capitol Hill began in July 2010, just before the historic congressional midterm elections. He has contributed to the network’s coverage through seven national elections, including the Second Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012.

Parkinson has worked at ABC News since July 2004, employed previously as an associate producer in the Washington bureau for more than three years, producing for Good Morning America and World News Tonight. He started his career as a freelance desk assistant before joining the staff full-time as a production assistant.

Parkinson is an active member of the White House Correspondents’ Association and the 2016 chairman of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association. A native of Baraboo, Wisconsin, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin, double majoring in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science. He lives with his wife, Sally, in Arlington, Virginia.

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Michelle Obama Signs Off as First Lady: 'I Hope I've Made You Proud'
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Jan 06, 2017 01:33 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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President Obama Defends Trump Protester at Clinton Rally
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Nov 04, 2016 04:58 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Inside President Obama’s Final White House Thanksgiving
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Nov 24, 2016 02:52 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Not Sending Presidential Delegation to Fidel Castro's Memorial Service, but 2 US Officials to Attend
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Nov 29, 2016 01:09 PM Story from International JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Dec 16, 2015 12:39 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Feb 22, 2017 05:32 PM Story from Politics BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ALEXANDER MALLIN and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
The Democrat Challenge to Counter President Trump's Messaging Machine
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Feb 09, 2017 07:59 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News
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Feb 14, 2017 04:12 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and MARY BRUCE, ABC News
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Jan 31, 2017 01:36 PM Story from Politics BENJAMIN SIEGEL and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Gov. John Kasich Says Nation Should Support Trump, 'Give Him a Chance'
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Nov 10, 2016 06:20 PM Story from Politics ALEXANDER MALLIN & JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Pledges Federal Support to ‘Terrorized’ Kalamazoo Families
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Feb 22, 2016 01:02 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Sends Plan to Congress to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
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Feb 23, 2016 10:49 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Honors Alabama Crimson Tide at White House: 'Call Me O'Bama!'
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Mar 02, 2016 05:22 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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