About John Bisney

John BisneyCNN Radio Congressional Correspondent John Bisney has worked at the broadcast network level for 25 years, 23 of them covering Capitol Hill. He’s also been a familiar voice to CNN’s viewers as the announcer for such programs as Crossfire, The Capital Gang, and Reliable Sources. John Bisney spent a month in Kuwait and Iraq for the 2002 invasion, and covered the 2001 Florida recount. Prior to joining CNN in July 1996, Bisney was an anchor and correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network in Washington.

From 1980 to 1994, John Bisney served as a Washington-based correspondent for the RKO Radio Networks (later Unistar). He was assigned to the White House for the first months of the Reagan administration before moving to cover Congress. John Bisney was RKO’s chief political correspondent during presidential election years, and has followed campaigns and attended every national political convention since 1980. He was also regularly assigned to cover the space program, and has witnessed 40 space shuttle launches, including the Challenger explosion. His datelines have ranged from Grenada to Madrid to the Super Bowl, and have included hurricanes and major aviation accidents.

From 1978 to 1980, John Bisney was an anchor and reporter for WRC-AM, NBC’s all-news station in Washington, with weekly contributions to the NBC Radio Network. He also was a reporter for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Options” during 1977.

John Bisney’s television experience includes anchoring and reporting at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, and studio production work at WTSP-TV, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida.

John received the Silver Medal from the New York International Radio Festival in 1992 and 1993, and was elected to four two-year terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio-TV Correspondents’ Galleries. Bisney also served four years on the executive board of the Washington-Baltimore chapter of AFTRA. Bisney holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. John is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha.

John Bisney is currently a Media Relations Representative in Washington, DC.