John King – born August 31, 1961 – is an American news anchor.
He is CNN’s chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., and is anchor of its roundtable political discussion program Inside Politics.
He is the former anchor of State of the Union, as well as John King, USA, which appeared weeknights at 7pm/ET on CNN before being cancelled.
In 1985, King joined the Associated Press where he began as a writer. In 1991, King was named chief political correspondent and headed the AP’s political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. Also in 1991, King won the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait.
In 1997, King joined CNN where he served as the senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. In 2005, King was named CNN’s chief national correspondent, a position he still holds.