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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Hoyer hopes economic agenda lays groundwork for Democratic House majority
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Apr 07, 2018 01:01 AM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Trump still mulling Syria response as Democrats blast tweets
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Apr 13, 2018 01:16 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Paul Ryan declares support for Kevin McCarthy as next House Speaker
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Apr 13, 2018 04:08 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Trump administration bid to unravel bipartisan spending deal faces uphill climb
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Apr 10, 2018 03:25 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
GOP shrugs off Pennsylvania special election results
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Mar 14, 2018 01:10 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Congressman says his school security bill could have prevented Maryland high school shooting
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Mar 20, 2018 08:29 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Kaptur is longest-serving woman in House history
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Mar 18, 2018 11:52 AM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Congress heading toward government shutdown as spending talks drag on
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Mar 20, 2018 02:43 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Lawmakers close to agreement on $1.3 trillion spending bill to avoid shutdown
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Mar 21, 2018 01:55 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
House passes STOP School Violence Act
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Mar 14, 2018 03:34 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88
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Mar 16, 2018 10:50 AM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Senate on verge of major spending deal ahead of possible government shutdown
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Feb 06, 2018 11:25 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Shutdown looms as Congress initiates legislative ping pong
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Immigration debate takes center stage as Congress faces March 5 DACA deadline
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Lawmaker wants fellow Republican's deposition in divorce
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