John Parkinson

John Parkinson

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John R. Parkinson is a digital journalist for ABC News, assigned to cover the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol. Parkinson reports daily on the House... Read More »

John R. Parkinson is a digital journalist for ABC News, assigned to cover the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol. Parkinson reports daily on the House Republican and Democratic leadership teams, committee hearings and all legislative business considered by the House of Representatives. As a digital journalist, he is a regular contributor to ABCNews.com, shoots video of many of his own interviews with members of Congress, and works closely with ABC News' senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl on the network's political coverage. Parkinson's assignment on Capitol Hill began in July 2010, just before the congressional midterm elections. Prior to his current assignment covering the House, he was an associate producer in the ABC News Washington bureau for more than three years, producing for Good Morning America and World News. Parkinson started his career at ABC News in 2004 as a desk assistant and also worked as a production assistant in the Washington bureau. A native of Baraboo, Wis., he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin - double majoring in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science.

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Gov. Chris Christie Test Drives 'Ask Me Almost Anything' Strategy in New Hampshire
JOHN PARKINSON
May 08, 2015 03:28 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
House Speaker John Boehner Rejects 'Stupid Question,' Griping About Amtrak Cuts
Moments before Boehner���s news conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., began her own news conference by calling Tuesday night���s derailment outside Philadelphia ���a constant reminder that we must strengthen the confidence and safety in our infrastructure.���
May 14, 2015 01:32 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Rep. Adam Schiff Not Running for US Senate in California
JOHN PARKINSON
May 12, 2015 01:14 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
GOP Appropriators Cut $250 Million of Grants for Amtrak Capital Investments
JOHN PARKINSON
May 13, 2015 03:12 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Launches Senate Bid to Unseat John McCain
���Since 2008 John McCain has supported plans to gut Medicare and Social Security, repeatedly voted to shut down the government, and been the bitter, angry face of Washington's partisan dysfunction
May 26, 2015 11:36 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Capitol Police Officers Get Bathroom Training After Leaving Firearms in Restrooms
JOHN PARKINSON
May 20, 2015 08:26 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Scores Major Win as Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority
JOHN PARKINSON
May 22, 2015 10:45 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Meets With Sotloff Family in Florida
JOHN PARKINSON
May 28, 2015 01:32 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Memorial Day 2015: Man's Pressure Cooker Alarms Capitol Police in DC
JOHN PARKINSON
May 25, 2015 09:46 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Tweets Climate Change, but Can���t Resist NBA Questions
JOHN PARKINSON
May 28, 2015 03:05 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Boehner and White House spread blame on stalled ISIS War Authorization
JOHN PARKINSON
May 19, 2015 11:12 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Bud Selig on Pete Rose's Lifetime Ban: 'Facts Haven't Changed'
JOHN PARKINSON
Apr 05, 2015 03:52 PM Story from Sports JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes 'Should Have Been Blown Out of the Air,' Rep. Jason Chaffetz Said
JOHN PARKINSON
Apr 22, 2015 08:18 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Slain American Warren Weinstein's Congressman Wants 'Hostage Czar'
JOHN PARKINSON
Apr 23, 2015 05:54 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
A Look at What's Making Montel Williams Cry
JOHN PARKINSON
Apr 30, 2015 01:18 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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