Fox News' Peter Doocy says he's having 'too much fun' on the White House beat to think about leaving to host a show

Fox News' Peter Doocy says he's having 'too much fun' on the White House beat to think about leaving to host a show
Fox News' reporter Peter Doocy laughed off President Joe Biden calling him a "stupid son of a bitch" on a hot mic.Screengrab/Fox News
  • Fox News' Peter Doocy said he's in no rush to leave his White House gig for an anchor role.
  • "Someday," Doocy told Politico Magazine. "But right now I'm having too much fun doing this."

Fox News' Peter Doocy is having "too much fun" covering the White House to consider leaving the briefing room for an anchor position, he told Politico Magazine.

Under the past two presidential administrations, the White House briefing room has skyrocketed White House correspondents to near-celebrity status, bringing promotions, book deals, cable news contracts, and even the honor of being played on "Saturday Night Live."

Numerous past White House correspondents, including NBC News' Chuck Todd and CNN's Jake Tapper, have parlayed success in the briefing room into high-profile anchor gigs. But Doocy is in no huge rush to join their ranks.

"Someday," Doocy said when asked if he wants to one day make the move to anchor. "But right now I'm having too much fun doing this."

Joe Biden ran for president on a platform of restoring normalcy and ending the chaos of Donald Trump's White House. And his communications team runs a tight ship with the goal of making as little news as possible, frustrating and boring some current White House correspondents, Politico reported.


But Doocy, who started covering the Biden campaign in early 2019 and is now a White House correspondent, is one of the few reporters who regularly stirs up fireworks in the briefing room and in press conferences, getting under the skin of not just press secretary Jen Psaki, but the president himself.

In January, Biden called Doocy "a stupid son of a bitch" after Doocy asked whether inflation would be a political liability for Democrats in the midterms.

But Doocy didn't appear to be very insulted by Biden's remarks, joking at the time that Biden can call him "whatever he wants," and that he appreciated Biden calling him up afterward, where he said the two "cleared the air."

Doocy also told Politico that he felt honored to be on the receiving end of the insult.

"I'm somebody that grew up watching presidents, watching late-night TV. So if I hear one of them referring to me in any way it is surreal," Doocy, son of "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy, told Politico.


"He tries to get answers to his questions, and he's a big boy," the elder Doocy said of his son at the time.

More recently, Psaki took another shot at Doocy in an interview with the popular podcast Pod Save America, hosted by three former Obama administration officials.

"He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual, including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a bitch," Psaki said.

Psaki's comments roiled many within Fox News, Politico reported. But Doocy himself appears to be unbothered, telling Politico he spoke with Psaki afterward.

"I think that's a classic example of how stuff can be taken a little out of context," Doocy told Politico.