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Eric Shawn, a New York-based anchor and senior correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC), joined the network when it launched in 1996. He anchors "America's News Headquarters" on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. Shawn also regularly reports from the United Nations. Most recently, he was live from Boston to report on the developments in the Boston Marathon bombing. He also reported on politics and terrorism, and hosted the hour long  “Stealing Your Vote” during the 2012 election, and the “John McCain:  Character and Conduct" special during the 2008 election. Prior to that, he provided live coverage from both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions during the 1992, 1996 and 2004 elections.

Shawn also covered September 11 from Ground Zero for months after the towers collapsed and subsequently covered additional U.S. terror cases.

In 2004, he led a Fox News investigation that uncovered new evidence in the murder of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, based on the claims of hit-man Frank Sheeran, who admitted to Shawn, and in his biography, that he shot Hoffa in a house in Detroit. The investigation revealed a  “blood pattern” on the floor of the house that fit Sheeran’s story precisely.

Shawn reported on the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Iraq War diplomatic developments at the United Nations,  the Michael Skakel trial, the death of Princess Diana, and other breaking stories around the globe.. He has interviewed world leaders from President Bill Clinton, to U.N. Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon, as well as Israeli Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon. He also sat down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extensive in-depth interview in September, 2010 and has also interviewed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Shawn’s interview with Pakistan activist and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was conducted just a few months before her assassination, in 2007.

He first  started covering terrorist attacks against America with the shooting in 1990 of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center  and New York City bombing plot, the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, and the attacks and aftermath of 9/11.

Prior to joining FNC, Shawn served as a correspondent for FOX News Edge. He covered numerous breaking news stories, including the Unabomber arrest, the TWA flight 800 crash, the siege in Waco, Texas, the Freeman standoff, the William Kennedy Smith  trial,  the 1992 Clinton campaign, as well as the White House. He also  served as a war correspondent in the Persian Gulf and Somalia. Shawn also provided daily reports for the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson direct from the courthouse in Los Angeles. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYW-TV (FOX) in New York beginning in 1989. Prior to that, Shawn was an anchor and reporter at WPIX-TV and WNYC-TV, in New York.

Shawn graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts degree in  urban studies. He is the author of the book "U.N. Exposed" and was also a correspondent for the FOX Network News magazine, "FOX Files."

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:36

A former State Department diplomat has come forward with bombshell allegations that aides of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took part in after-hours sessions to withhold "...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 13:36

A massive manhunt is underway in northeastern Pennsylvania's densely wooded Pocono Mountains for the gunman or gunmen who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers late Friday night,...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:23

The first public hearing of the Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is scheduled for Sept. 17. On America's Newsroom this morning, Eric Shawn talked to attorney Victoria...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:33

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) responded this morning to President Obama's primetime address on combating ISIS and on the current threat posed to the U.S. homeland. He expressed...

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 16:30

In June, President Obama pledged to use executive action to reform U.S. immigration policy by the end of summer - due to what he called "obstruction from Republican lawmakers." Now, the...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 16:24

Earlier today, a Libyan Islamic militant group said it had “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli. Now, a YouTube video has emerged that...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:39

UPDATE: A YouTube video has emerged that appears to show Islamic militia members inside a CIA residential annex that was abandoned when U.S. left the region a month ago due to...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:04

New information into Fox News shows that Lois Lerner's Blackberry was destroyed after the IRS knew that a congressional inquiry was underway in the Tea Party targeting scandal. The Blackberry was...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:51

A new study says serious reactions to routine childhood vaccinations are rare and concludes the benefits outweigh any risk involved. It also refutes any link between vaccines and autism. The...

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 18:55

Iran’s government is desperate for a nuclear bomb and is using Iraq’s prime minister as a puppet. Those are the accusations from the leader of Iranian dissidents trying to get rid their government...


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