"His reputation as a skilled journalist with years of notable experience in the field will be a valuable addition to our news programming," Fox News executive Michael Clemente said in a statement.
Check out more of today's news Roberts joined CNN in 2006 and co-anchored CNN's from 2007 until last month, when he left the program, amid talk of a show revamp, to move to Atlanta.
His first professional job was as reporter and news anchor with CFOS in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1975. The New Music was a pioneering program that pre-dated MTV.
, 1978 occupation = News reporter, television anchor, journalist alias = gender = male status = title = family = spouse = children = relatives = ethnic = religion = salary = networth = credits = agent = URL = 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. Roberts grew up in channel on which he and Christopher Ward appeared as the first on-air personalities when the network launched in 1984. In October 2006, he returned to Iraq to anchor several editions of This Week At War and report for the Special Investigations Unit documentary "Death Squads". He once joked in a newspaper column that he asked to be referred to as "Your Honor" because he and Justice Roberts bear the same name. Together with CNN colleague Anderson Cooper, he won critical praise for his work covering the Hurricane Katrina disaster which devastated New Orleans and the American Gulf Coast.
At Much Music he also hosted a one hour Heavy Metal video show called "The Power Hour." He also served as an entertainment reporter and anchor on CITY-TV's "City Pulse", and became anchor of "City Pulse Tonight" in 1987 when of the U. In July and August 2006, Roberts reported from the front lines in the Israel/Hezbollah war and at one point, embedded with an Israeli infantry unit, marching 10 miles into Lebanon.
(He will be based there for his new position.) Before joining CNN, Roberts worked for CBS News for 14 years.
CNN anchors John Roberts and Kyra Phillips are now engaged.
Unending days and nights in the field or in the studio, covering some of this generation's most important stories brought out the best in all of you.
It has been an amazing ride - and it is my honor to have shared it with such an extraordinarily talented and dedicated group of individuals.
CNN's coverage of the war was recognized with an Edward R. In September 2008, Roberts was criticized for not being a journalist after an interview concerning Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, he ignored a proven lie Alex Castellanos restated and suggested the discussion could go on 56 more days.
Prior to Fox News, Roberts was at CNN where he was an anchor and Senior National Correspondent.
Jamie Kraft, a producer for both "American Morning" and "AC 360," is leaving, too.
The bigger change coming for "American Morning," though, is in its tone.
Whether it was war zones, natural disasters or the grind of global presidential travel, you demonstrated time and time again an unswerving commitment to excellence.