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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500 days of Trump: His presidency, by the numbers
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Jun 04, 2018 07:19 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
House edges closer to immigration debate after 2 more Democrats sign effort to force floor fight
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Speaker Ryan warns President Trump not to pardon himself: ‘No one is above the law’
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Air Force cancels $24 million contract for new AF1 refrigerators
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White House blames Iran nuclear statement mistake on ‘clerical error’
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May 01, 2018 04:35 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
White House sends $15.4 billion rescissions proposal to Congress
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May 08, 2018 06:49 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won’t repay $84K sexual harassment settlement
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May 15, 2018 02:19 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Nevada lawmakers push back on effort to revive nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain
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May 11, 2018 06:07 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Defiant House chaplain gives thanks to God 'for giving us another day'
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May 07, 2018 04:02 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
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GOP cadre launches rare effort to force immigration debate in House
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May 09, 2018 07:21 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
House Republicans on brink of forcing immigration debate despite GOP leaders' opposition
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May 17, 2018 12:17 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Speaker Ryan declares 'obvious' answer to 'Laurel v. Yanny' viral debate
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May 16, 2018 12:54 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Nancy Pelosi believes Ethics committee has 'discretion' to break own rules limiting investigative jurisdiction
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May 16, 2018 03:16 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Farm bill fails in the House after conservatives buck GOP leaders
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May 18, 2018 12:26 PM Story from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
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