For years, Wendell Goler was a fixture at White House press briefings.
Now, sadly, Fox News has reported that one of their own has passed away, as Goler died earlier this week at the age of 70.
Original Fox News member
For that have followed Fox News from the beginning, Goler was a very familiar figure. He started at Fox as a White House correspondent in 1996, and spent 28 years with the organization.
Throughout his career with Fox News, he covered some of the most important stories in modern-day politics.
Two of his crowning achievements were reporting on the impeachment of Bill Clinton and the post 9/11 coverage during the George W. Bush administration.
He also served as a panelist during the 2008 presidential election season on a South Carolina Republican debate as well as New Hampshire.
Goler announced his retirement in 2014 and he was replaced by CNN’s Ed Henry. Upon his retirement, he called himself a “dinosaur” but said it had been “a hell of a ride.”
Goler’s passing was kept relatively quiet until Fox News anchor Bret Baier first broke the story on March 5.
While not initially reported, Fox analyst Brit Hume later revealed that the “apparent cause was kidney failure.”
As a loved member of the Fox News family, there was obviously an outpouring of condolences and respect for one of the original members of the Fox News team.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott stated, “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.”
Brit Hume, who had spent many years working with Goler, stated, “Wendell was one of the first people hired at Fox News Channel. He did consistently solid and balanced work and his reports were always well-crafted, clear and easy to follow. He was also an exceptionally nice man and a valued friend. RIP.”