John Roberts – born November 15, 1956 – is a journalist for the Fox News Channel as a national correspondent based in Atlanta.
Prior to Fox News, Roberts was a co-anchor of CNN’s morning program American Morning from 2007 to 2010. He anchored from New York. He also served as the first anchor of This Week at War and served as the Senior National Correspondent based in Washington. He has also substituted for Anderson Cooper on Anderson Cooper 360.
Prior to CNN, Roberts served as Chief White House Correspondent at CBS from 1999 to 2006. He had been widely considered a potential replacement for CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather after Rather stepped down from the anchor desk in March 2005, but Bob Schieffer was chosen on an interim basis to be the next CBS Evening News anchor, and in subsequent months, it became clear that Roberts was not under consideration for the job.
In February 2006, Roberts left for CNN and then joined Fox News in January 2011.