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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Embattled 'Downton Abbey' Congressman Aaron Schock Hires Lawyers, PR Pros
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Feb 25, 2015 06:23 PM Story from Politics AMY SAPP and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Feb 25, 2015 12:06 PM Story from Politics MIKE LEVINE, ARLETTE SAENZ, JOHN PARKINSON and JACK DATE, ABC News
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Feb 11, 2015 04:50 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Texas Republican Blake Farenthold Denies Sex Harassment Allegations by Former Aide
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Jan 08, 2015 01:13 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jan 12, 2015 04:39 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Why John Boehner Will Win Reelection as House Speaker Today
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Five Things GOP Congress Expected to Tackle in New Year
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Jan 05, 2015 04:50 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Boehner Narrowly Reelected House Speaker
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Jan 06, 2015 03:22 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jan 16, 2015 04:34 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Congress Doesn't Want Medicare to Pay for Your Erectile Dysfunction
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Dec 04, 2014 05:17 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Congressional Santa Saves Christmas With Vote to Avert Government Shutdown (For Now)
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