Fox Hires News Vet John Roberts

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: CBS White House correspondent John Roberts reports from outside the presidential mansion 29 November 2004 in Washington, DC. Roberts is considered a potential successor to Dan Rather, who has been anchoring the network's main news broadcast for 24 years. Rather, one of the most famous faces of US television news, said 23 September 2004 he would step down as CBS Evening News anchor, just months after making a prime time apology for a report on US President George W. Bush's military service. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Veteran CNN and CBS reporter and anchorman John Roberts is joining Fox News Channel.

The network announced Monday that Roberts was joining the network as a senior national correspondent.

Roberts was most recently a host of CNN's "American Morning," but he was bumped from that job when the network announced a reorganization last month. He had been discussing a transfer to Atlanta, home base for his fiancee, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips.

Roberts spent 14 years with CBS, working as a White House correspondent and anchor of the weekend evening news. He joined CNN in 2006.

Fox executive Michael Clemente says Roberts' "reputation as a skilled journalist with years of notable experience in the field will be a valuable addition to our news programming.