|Name Major Garrett|
|Spouse Julie Kirtz (m. 1990)|
Education University of Missouri
|Born August 24, 1962 (age 53) (1962-08-24) San Diego, California|
Occupation Correspondent with the National Journal; reporter
Books The Enduring Revolution: How the Contract with America Continues to Shape the Nation, The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics
TV shows Special Report with Bret Baier
Nominations News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
Similar People Scott Pelley, Nancy Cordes, John Dickerson, Ed Henry, Jim Axelrod
Obama scolds cbs reporter major garrett
Major Elliott Garrett, (born August 24, 1962) is Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News and a Correspondent at Large with National Journal. Prior to joining National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic Party presidential primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.
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- Life and career
CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett Says Every Day Is ‘Surprising’
Life and career
Garrett was born in San Diego, California. He graduated in 1984 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
In the 1990s, Garrett was a senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and a congressional reporter for The Washington Times before joining CNN's White House team in early 2000 and Fox News in 2002 as a general assignment reporter. There, he covered the 2004 election and served as the network's congressional correspondent. He has also been a White House correspondent for CNN and an award-winning reporter across the country for Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Amarillo Globe-News. His articles have appeared in such magazines as The Weekly Standard, Washington Monthly, and Mother Jones. He currently lives with his family in Washington, D.C.
Garrett covered President Barack Obama's presidential campaign. On January 13, 2009, Garrett became the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel.
Garrett left Fox News on September 3, 2010, to join National Journal. His final day on Fox News was on America Live with Megyn Kelly. He is also a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC and on CBS's Face the Nation.
It was announced on Face the Nation on November 18, 2012, that Garrett would be joining CBS News as Chief White House Correspondent.
In July 2015, Garrett made headlines when he asked Obama during a press conference why he was "content" with the Iran Nuclear Deal that left four Americans—Amir Mirza Hekmati, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Robert Levinson—trapped in Iran. The President admonished Garrett by saying, "...that's nonsense, and you should know better."
Garrett now hosts The Takeout Podcast. “The Takeout” is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture. Listeners can expect context and analysis of the week’s political news in a casual format that allows for expanded conversation. Each episode will include guests and be recorded over lunch at a Washington, D.C. restaurant. Major’s interests (politics, sports, movies) and personality will drive the show.