Rich Edson is a dedicated correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC), based in Washington, DC. He initially joined the FOX Business Network (FBN) in October 2007 as a Washington correspondent and made the transition to FNC in 2015, expanding his coverage and contributions.
Recently, Edson played a pivotal role in delivering the latest breaking news regarding the Democracy 2020 elections from Washington, DC during FNC’s election coverage. He has also conducted notable interviews, including an insightful conversation with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo, Egypt, focusing on U.S. and Middle Eastern relations.
Edson’s expertise was evident during FNC’s live coverage of the United States and North Korea summit held in Singapore. Throughout his tenure at both FBN and FNC, he has provided comprehensive coverage of major elections, the U.S. debt ceiling crises of 2013 and 2011, and the inclusion of executive bonus protections in the 2009 stimulus law. Edson has also broken significant stories on topics such as the U.S. auto bailout, congressional spending, and the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Before joining FBN, Edson honed his reporting skills by covering city and county governments for WJCL-TV (FOX 28) in Savannah, GA. He also gained experience covering sports and general assignments at 2 News in Allentown, PA.
Edson pursued his education at Rutgers College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he further developed his journalistic abilities. Originally from North Jersey, he now resides in the DC area. Interestingly, in 2010, he showcased his versatility and humor by winning D.C.’s Funniest Journalist stand-up comedy competition, revealing another facet of his talents.