McCain Institute Media Fellow
Jon Decker is the White House Correspondent and Senior National Editor for Gray Television and has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the White House Correspondents' Association. Jon serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and the UCLA School of Law where he is an Adjunct Professor. He also serves as a Media Fellow at the McCain Institute. Jon, a member of the Washington, DC Bar, is the only lawyer in the White House Press Corps.
Previously, Jon served as the White House correspondent for Fox News Radio, Reuters Television and SiriusXM Radio; Washington correspondent for PBS Television’s “Nightly Business Report”; the host of PBS Television’s “This Week in Business”; business reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington (WRC); and field producer for NBC in Miami. He has served as a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and was also an aide to the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. Jon, who was born in Washington, DC, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania and received a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He also studied international law at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Jon has covered the Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden Administrations, as well as 26 State of the Union Addresses, 7 Presidential elections and the Impeachments of both President Clinton and President Trump. He has been in the Supreme Court to cover some of the most important cases of the past two decades - including Bush v. Gore, NFIB v. Sebelius - which challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and Windsor v. United States - the landmark civil rights case concerning same-sex marriage.
Jon has also covered all four tennis Grand Slams and has served as a Commentator on the Tennis Channel. He also serves as a Board Member of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation and on the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
In the past two decades, Jon has reported from Athens, Brussels, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, The Hague, Stockholm, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Panama, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, the DMZ, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Havana and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Columbia Journalism Review has called Jon "refreshingly self-aware-for-a-reporter."