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Wendell Goler Biography

Wendell Goler Biography, Wendell Goler Wiki

Wendell Goler, the former Fox News White House reporter, has died at the age of 70. Goler left the network in December 2014. Goler was a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the University of Michigan between 1967 and 1971.

“Wendell was a gifted correspondent, a wonderful colleague and a FOX News original whose reporting was respected on both sides of the aisle. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Marge and his entire family,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said.

Goler joined Fox News Channel in 1996 as a correspondent and worked his way up to senior White House foreign affairs correspondent. The Washington D.C.-based reporter covered five presidents over 28 years at the White House during his storied career.

Fox News senior vice president and D.C. bureau chief Bryan Boughton said he will always treasure the days he spent working with Goler and will “cherish what he taught me” about journalism.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

BornJanuary 1, 1949, Jackson, Michigan, United States
DiedMarch 3, 2020
EducationUniversity of Michigan

Wendell Goler Age

He was 71 years old.

Wendell Goler Education

Goler attended the University of Michigan and is a native of Jackson, Michigan.

Wendell Goler Bio, Career

In June 2011, Goler was moved from the White House correspondent position to an expanded role as part of changes in FNC’s Washington Bureau. He was replaced by Ed Henry, who moved to FNC from Cable News Network.

Before joining FNC, Goler served as a White House correspondent for Associated Press Broadcast Services. Responsible for all radio and television network coverage of domestic and foreign presidential activities, Goler anchored all presidential news conferences for the service. Previously, he was a reporter for several Washington, D.C., stations, including WJLA-TV and WRC-TV, and was the afternoon drive anchor at WRC-AM.

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“Wendell Goler was a great journalist and helped build Fox News from the ground up,” Boughton said. “Wendell was a professional who pursued all angles of a story so he could report it fairly. Wendell was also a great guy to work with and brought a lot of fun and smiles to our long hours of travel around the world.”

Goler provided in-depth coverage of political reactions to major events, including the acquittal of George Zimmerman and the Congressional hearing on the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

He reported on numerous international and national news stories, ranging from the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton to conflicts in Syria. The veteran reporter also covered the political response to the fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the recession in 2007 and the Bush Administration’s post-9/11 policy changes.

Goler found himself at the center of one of Fox News’ climate change scandals in 2010. Media Matters for America, a liberal Fox News watchdog, leaked an internal email then Fox News managing editor Bill Sammon. The email advised reporters to “refrain” from reporting that planet earth was warming.

The email read in part, “Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data. We should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.

Politico reports that the email was sent 15 minutes after Goler had reported U.N. figures that asserted 2000-2009 was to be the warmest decade on record.

Wendell Goler Death and Cause

Goler passed away on March 3. Goler’s Fox News colleague Brett Baier paid tribute to him on Twitter saying, “So very sad to hear that my former colleague Wendell Goler- who covered the White House for years – has died. Wendell was a consummate pro and a real gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family #RIP.” Baier and Goler’s colleague, Brit Hume, tweeted that Goler’s cause of death was kidney failure.

During his time at Fox News, Vice News D.C. bureau chief Shawna Thomas served as Goler’s intern. Thomas told Politico in 2019, “Ten years later, when I was NBC’s White House producer, I had to shyly re-introduce myself to Wendell Goler as his former intern.”

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