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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Michelle Obama on Melania Trump's Controversial Convention Speech: 'That Was Tough'
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Sep 21, 2016 11:16 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Sep 23, 2016 04:30 PM Story from Politics ALEXANDER MALLIN & JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Sep 23, 2016 06:20 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and MELINA DELKIC, ABC News
Secret Service Investigates Alleged Hack That May Have Compromised First Lady's Passport
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Sep 22, 2016 01:56 PM Story from Politics ALEXANDER MALLIN and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Evokes Donald Trump's Wall in Final UN General Assembly Speech as President
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Sep 20, 2016 12:44 PM Story from Politics JORDYN PHELPS and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama at Summit in China Reaffirms Ties With United Kingdom
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Sep 04, 2016 06:02 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Addresses Continued Impact of US Secret War in Laos
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Sep 07, 2016 03:20 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Arrives in Laos for Historic Visit
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Sep 05, 2016 12:53 PM Story from International JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama and Chinese President Ratify Landmark Climate Change Agreement 'To Save Our Planet'
John Parkinson
Sep 03, 2016 07:26 AM Story from International John Parkinson, ABC News
Tensions with China Expected to Arise During Obama's Final Trip to Asia
JOHN PARKINSON
Sep 03, 2016 02:55 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Syria Ceasefire Deal Still Elusive, but US and Russian Talks to Resume Monday
JOHN PARKINSON
Sep 04, 2016 09:37 AM Story from International JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Says Population of Homeless Veterans Cut in Half
JOHN PARKINSON
Aug 01, 2016 04:25 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Regroups Forces in Campaign to Battle ISIS
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Aug 04, 2016 07:02 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
White House Condemns Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons Following UN Probe
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Aug 24, 2016 07:00 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
White House Spokesman Denies Ransom Paid for Americans Prisoners Released by Iran
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Aug 22, 2016 06:26 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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