John Hendren is a correspondent based in the Washington bureau where he files regularly for several ABC News platforms. In his current role he covers the White House for "Good Morning America Weekend" and the weekend editions of "World News."
Hendren spent more than a year on the ground covering the Iraq war during his career and has reported from more than 40 other nations.
In 2006, Hendren was named ABC News White House correspondent, reporting on all aspects of the Bush administration for "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," and other ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Before joining ABC News, he was the Pentagon correspondent for NPR and the Los Angeles Times. He has served as the Washington, D.C. correspondent at the Seattle Times and as a national writer for The Associated Press in New York, covering investigative projects and major national stories. He has also covered the Maryland statehouse for the AP in Annapolis; the pharmaceutical industry on the AP's national business desk in New York; technology for The Peninsula Times-Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif.; politics for States News Service in Washington, DC; and the New Jersey statehouse for The (Bergen) Record.
Hendren has received several awards for investigative and breaking news reporting, including: the Alfred I DuPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the war in Iraq in 2007; the Overseas Press Club's 2002 Award for best interpretation of international affairs for his role as a lead writer on the Los Angeles Times' "The Untold War" series on the conflict in Afghanistan; an Associated Press Managing Editor's Award for coverage of the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colo., in 1999; a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for deadline reporting for the 1997 stock market recovery; and an Associated Press Managing Editors honorable mention in 1998 for documenting the federal government's failure to follow up on its own recommendations to regulate flammable furniture involved in fires that kill hundreds annually.
Hendren has a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. The son and grandson of career military officers, he was raised in Washington, D.C., Freiburg, Germany, West Point, New York and Palo Alto, Calif. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two sons.