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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Obama Takes Over Social Media During Trip to Alaskan Arctic
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Sep 01, 2015 07:05 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and SERENA MARSHALL, ABC News
President Obama Marks Decade of Katrina Recovery With New Orleans Visit
JOHN PARKINSON
Aug 27, 2015 08:23 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Revamps Strategy to Fight Islamic State
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Jul 06, 2015 05:48 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Pressured to Take Back Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Jul 09, 2015 12:57 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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JOHN PARKINSON
Jul 21, 2015 11:19 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Senator's 'Bro' Joke About Lindsey Graham's Bachelorhood Caught on Live Mic
JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 11, 2015 03:11 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Blanket Redactions to Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Records 'Typical,' Issa Says
JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 02, 2015 05:38 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Cites 'Even Year Magic' in San Francisco Giants' World Series Success
JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 04, 2015 04:19 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Air Force One Rewards Program: President Obama Thanks Trade Supporters With Ride on Flying Oval Office
JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 11, 2015 10:30 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Tyler Drumheller Was the Man Behind Hillary Clinton's Private Libya Intel, Sources Say
BENJAMIN SIEGEL and JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 17, 2015 09:31 PM Story from Politics BENJAMIN SIEGEL and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Summer Intern Arrested After Bringing Unloaded Handgun to US Capitol
JOHN PARKINSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
Jun 01, 2015 11:26 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News
What President Obama Needs to Save His Major Trade Deal
BENJAMIN SIEGEL and JOHN PARKINSON
Jun 12, 2015 05:51 PM Story from Politics BENJAMIN SIEGEL and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
White House Hunting for Democratic Votes on Trade Deal
JOHN PARKINSON and JORDYN PHELPS
Jun 04, 2015 04:26 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News
Lawmakers Resist Blaming China For Federal Data Hack
JOHN PARKINSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
Jun 09, 2015 10:27 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News
House Speaker John Boehner Calls on President Obama to 'Get Serious' on ISIS
President Obama's acknowledgment of no "complete strategy" irke Boehner.
Jun 10, 2015 03:03 PM Story from Politics CARLY SILVERMAN AND JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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