Fox’s Carl Cameron announces retirement

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Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is retiring after more than three decades as a journalist.

Cameron, 55, has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996 and has broken several big stories during his tenure, including the 2000 story on then-presidential hopeful George W. Bush’s previously unknown drunk driving arrest.

Cameron has covered six presidential campaigns, which earned him the nickname “Campaign Carl.”

{mosads}In a statement, President of News Jay Wallace said Cameron “has been the heart and soul of our political journalism for the entire existence of FOX News.”

Cameron said in an email to coworkers that he will “always be immensely grateful for the relationships, experiences, and many lessons over the last two decades.”

“I’m honored and overwhelmed to have been a part of it as your Congressional correspondent, Chief White House correspondent and most of all Chief Political Correspondent,” he wrote.

Cameron’s Fox colleagues bid their farewells on Twitter.

Cameron began his career in 1985 in ad sales at WFEA in New Hampshire. He jumped into broadcasting after filling in when the station’s weatherman called in sick.

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