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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'King of Bankruptcy' Wilbur Ross Grilled on Trade, Climate Change and Infrastructure During Confirmation Hearing
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Jan 18, 2017 02:03 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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President Obama Defends Trump Protester at Clinton Rally
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Nov 04, 2016 04:58 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Inside President Obama’s Final White House Thanksgiving
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Nov 24, 2016 02:52 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Obama Not Sending Presidential Delegation to Fidel Castro's Memorial Service, but 2 US Officials to Attend
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Nov 29, 2016 01:09 PM Story from International JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama's Golf Trip With Tiger Woods Cost Taxpayers $3.6 Million: GAO Report
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Oct 28, 2016 10:58 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Reads Donald Trump's Mean Tweet on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
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Oct 25, 2016 12:07 AM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Obama Orders Acceleration of War Against ISIS
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Feb 25, 2016 06:21 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Nov 10, 2016 06:20 PM Story from Politics ALEXANDER MALLIN & JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
VP Joe Biden Unleashes Stern Criticism of 'Ignorant' Donald Trump's PTSD Remarks
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Oct 04, 2016 09:44 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and ARLETTE SAENZ, ABC News
President Obama Warns Hurricane Matthew Is Far From Over
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Oct 07, 2016 11:17 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News
President Obama Celebrates Improved US High School Graduation Rate
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Oct 17, 2016 02:02 PM Story from US ALEXANDER MALLIN & JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
White House Baffled by Donald Trump's Debate Invite to Obama's Estranged Brother
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Oct 19, 2016 02:08 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News
Michelle Obama Says Trump's Rigged Election Talk Threatens 'Idea of America'
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Oct 20, 2016 07:16 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON AND JOSH HASKELL, ABC News
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