A journalist who has been a national correspondent for Fox News since 2013 is jumping to ABC News. The hiring of Will Carr was announced today by ABC News President James Goldston in a memo to staff.
Carr will be based in Los Angeles, where he will work as a correspondent.
Here’s Goldston’s note to staffers:
I’m pleased to announce that Will Carr is joining ABC News as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. He starts today and will spend a few weeks in New York before heading west.
He joins us from Fox News, where he’s been a national correspondent since 2013 covering the campaign trail in 2016, investigating accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs, and documenting cartel violence in Mexico.
One of his strengths is going beyond the headlines and giving a voice to people in the midst of life-changing events. Will took an in-depth look at the San Bernardino terror attack, interviewing survivors and reporting on the aftermath; traveled to Houston following Hurricane Harvey reporting on the toll it took on the community; reported from the largest wildfire in California history, which displaced thousands of families earlier this year; and extensively covered the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern history.
Will got his start in news as an intern at ABC affiliate WSB-TV. From there, he worked at KOAT Albuquerque, where he was named New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association Reporter of the Year for exceptional breaking news coverage and investigative stories.
A graduate from the University of Georgia, the proud Bulldog volunteers as a basketball coach at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Monica.
Please join me in welcoming Will to the team.