John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent

John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and the former anchor of John King, USA, a one-hour political program launched in March 2010. In this role, King aimed to connect what happens in Washington, DC, with the lives of Americans across the country. King anchored John King, USA from locations such as: the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis; Tucson, Arizona, after the shootings of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and other victims; and, from Tunica, Mississippi, during the recent historic flooding in the South. King moderated the first CNN debate of the 2012 Republican presidential primary season, a program more than 3.2 million viewers tuned in to watch. During the 2010 election cycle, King moderated gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and Florida.

King previously anchored State of the Union with John King, the network’s four-hour Sunday news program, during which he interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. While anchoring State of the Union, King visited all 50 states in the first year of the Obama presidency to gather the voices of everyday Americans.