One of Washington’s best known and most admired news reporters, Major Garrett was named chief White House correspondent for CBS in 2012 and reports across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. In addition, he is the host of "The Takeout," a weekly podcast and radio show about politics, policy and pop culture. “The Takeout” is heard on great stations like WCBS-AM, KIRO-FM, KMOX-AM and WCCO-AM, to name a few.
His knowledge of the DC Beltway and the ramifications of political policy making on all aspects of community and business life is deep and diversified. In addition to a host of international issues, he has reported on past and current domestic affairs, including health care and the Veterans Administration, racial strife and criminal justice reform. He has traveled all over the world with presidents and covered several presidential elections.
Before joining CBS, Garrett spent eight years at Fox News as chief White House Correspondent. Before that, he served as White House correspondent for CNN during the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Additionally, he spent time as senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, a congressional reporter for The Washington Times (1990-95) as well as the newspaper’s deputy national editor (1995-97). Earlier in his career, Garrett was a reporter for The Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Amarillo Globe-News.
Major Garrett has authored three books: "Common Cents," with former Rep. Tim Penny (D-Minn.), "The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics," and "The Enduring Revolution,” with a fourth to be released in mid-September. Titled “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency,” it chronicles the Trump administration from the inside perspective of a White House press correspondent.