Mike Emanuel '90 Communication
Correspondent – Fox News Channel
In the spring of 2007, Mike Emanuel was named a White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). Previously, Emanuel was the national security correspondent for the channel.
Most recently, Emanuel covered President Bush’s historic trip to the Middle East visiting Israel, Palestinian territory, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Emanuel was the network television representative traveling from Jerusalem to Palestinian Authority Headquarters in Ramallah in the President’s motorcade. From there, Emanuel flew by helicopter with President Bush and his staff for a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Emanuel traveled to Sydney Australia to cover President Bush’s participation in the APEC Summit in September. Emanuel also covered President Bush's trip to the 2007 G-8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Throughout the president's six-country trip, Emanuel was the only broadcast journalist in Rome to attend President Bush's first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.
Prior to this, he provided live coverage from the Pentagon when U.S. troops in Iraq killed Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. He also provided extensive coverage on the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein.
In his time at FNC, Emanuel has reported on a variety of stories including the legal troubles of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and the Iraq elections while embedded with U.S. troops at Camp Liberty, in western Baghdad. During 2003's Operation Iraqi Freedom, Emanuel spent a month reporting from Kuwait City, and later he provided numerous reports on national security, including stories filed from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Emanuel joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent and later served as a Dallas-based correspondent. He has also worked as a correspondent for FOX News Edge, the network’s affiliate news service.
Before joining FOX News, Emanuel worked for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles covering breaking news in Southern California. Prior to that, he reported extensively from Texas where he worked for the ABC, NBC and FOX Affiliates in Midland, Waco and Austin. While in Texas, Emanuel covered local and state politics, including the 1994 George W. Bush campaign for Governor.
Emanuel earned his bachelor's degree in communication from Rutgers University where he worked as a play-by-play radio announcer for Rutgers athletics on WRSU-radio.