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Posted at 6:14 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Former CNN anchor John Roberts joins Fox News Channel

By Lisa de Moraes

Another "American Morning" co-anchor has made his way to Fox News Channel.

John Roberts has joined Fox News Channel as a senior national correspondent. (Fox News Channel)

FNC announced Monday that John Roberts, who has anchored "American Morning" since 2007, is joining the network to become a senior national correspondent.

The announcement comes about a month after CNN announced its latest better idea for the morning newsfotainment show, which involved mostly removing Roberts. "American Morning" competes, though not particularly effectively, against the likes of NBC's "Today" show, ABC's "Good Morning America," CBS's "The Early Show" and Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends."

"[Roberts's] reputation as a skilled journalist with years of notable experience in the field will be a valuable addition to our news programming," FNC's senior vice president of news editorial, Michael Clemente, said in Monday's announcement.

Roberts is not the first "American Morning" co-host to make his way to the CNN competitor. In 2005, Bill Hemmer joined the network as a correspondent; he is the co-host of FNC's "America's Newsroom."

Roberts had been at CNN since 2006. Previously, he worked at CBS for more than 14 years, serving as anchor of the evening and morning news weekend editions, as well as White House correspondent.

And what about CNN's latest better idea for "American Morning"? In December, the network said it would rotate various people alongside co-anchor Kiran Chetry, starting with T.J. Holmes.

By Lisa de Moraes  | January 3, 2011; 6:14 PM ET
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TJ is HORRIBLE! CNN has lost a viewer.

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