For the second time in a matter of days, a Fox News original is leaving the network.
Jim Angle, who is chief national correspondent based in the Washington bureau, is retiring from TV news. “You are all a joy to work with and I will remember you and my time here fondly,” Angle wrote in a note to DC and New York colleagues, obtained by TVNewser.
Angle is a Fox News original having joined in 1996 as senior White House correspondent. Before Fox, Angle was a correspondent at CNN. In his note to colleagues, Angle says he almost stayed with CNN.
“I came to Fox a week before we went on the air at the behest of Brit Hume and it has been the most rewarding part of my career. I was about to sign with CNN when Brit called and said ‘don’t sign anything’ — Roger [Ailes] is going to call you. I was on the road with the Bob Dole campaign at the time. Roger did call and it has been my pleasure to be here since October of 1996 as Roger has built a powerhouse.”
Before CNN, Angle reported for ABC News. He’s also a past anchor of “Marketplace,” the nationally syndicated money and business show on public radio.
“I covered 4 Presidents and it was a thrill. I saw the Cold War come to an end, and the Berlin wall come down, which was particularly touching for me since I had given tours of it while stationed in Berlin in the Army,” Angle writes.