Here is FNC’s press release…
FOX News Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Kim Hume will leave her position after the midterm elections in November, announced John Moody, Senior Vice President, News Editorial. Bruce Becker will serve as an interim bureau chief overseeing all Washington based newsgathering efforts.
In making the announcement, Moody said, “I’d like to thank Kim for her dedication and commitment to raising the standard of Fox News throughout her ten years here. Her experience and instincts have been a driving force behind the success of the Washington bureau. She has made an indelible mark on the way we produce political news and her contributions will continue to benefit the network for years to come.”
Hume added, “It’s rare to have the opportunity to go out at the top of one’s game. This was a wrenching decision to make. I’ve always wanted to finish well and that’s what I’m doing.”
Under Hume’s leadership, the bureau covered every midterm and presidential election between 2000 and 2006, both the Iraq and Middle East wars, as well as the 2002 Washington area sniper attacks. Hume also notably led coverage in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. Additionally, she oversaw the network’s coverage of the developments in Kenneth Starr’s investigation of the relationship between former President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent impeachment.
Prior to being named to his interim position, Becker served as deputy bureau chief in Washington. He has been with FNC since its inception in 1996, and oversees the network’s Washington editorial newsgathering operation, where he has managed several area based breaking news events. Before joining FNC, Becker was the executive producer for FOX’s affiliate news operation and also had stints at WTTG-TV (FOX) and WETA-TV (PBS).