Wendell Goler, a longtime White House correspondent for Fox News Channel one of the earliest hires at Fox News Channel who had been reporting since the Ronald Reagan presidency, has died this week. He was 70 and died of kidney failure, according to a tweet from former Fox colleague Brit Hume, Fox News contributor and former Washington Bureau chief. Wendell was a gifted news correspondent, a wonderful colleague and a FOX News original who’s reporting was respected on both sides of the aisle. We share our deepest condolences to his wife Marge and his entire family,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
Wendell joined Fox News since it started in 1996 as a news correspondent and worked his way up to senior White House foreign affairs correspondent and retired in 2014. Wendell Goler covered five presidents during his 28 years of career at the White House. Before Goler joined Fox News He also worked as a White House correspondent for the Associated Press and a reporter for several local Washington area television stations including WJLA TV and WRC TV. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from the University of Michigan.
Wendell Goler reported on numerous international and national news stories, the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, conflicts in Syria, the acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the Congressional hearing on the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He also covered the political response to the fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the recession of 2007 and the Bush Administration’s post-9/11 policy changes. He secured interviews with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Wendell Goler was one of the first people hired at Fox News Channel; He took his job seriously and did it very well. He did excellent rock-solid and balanced work and his reports were always well-crafted, clear and easy to follow. He was also a very remarkable and a nice man and a valued friend. May his soul Rest in Peace Gloer’s longtime colleague Brit Hume said in a statement. Fox News senior vice president and Washington D.C. Bureau Chief Bryan Boughton said that Wendell Goler was a great journalist and helped build Fox News from the ground up he will always treasure the days he spent working with Goler and I will cherish what he taught me about journalism Wendell was quite simply a professional at his craft on camera and a true gentleman off camera.
“It’s been a hell of a ride, I think I’m a dinosaur here, I saw a golden age of news broadcasting and kind of lived through it.” Wendell Goler said on his final day, Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest describes Gloer’s last day on the job as “historic” and said his professionalism would be missed as the conference room erupted with applause, he was beloved by his Co-workers and Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier called him “the consummate professional” who was witty and had a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed.