FOX News beat out NPR and Bloomberg for a coveted front row seat in the White House press room:
"Since veteran journalist Helen Thomas retired, three news organizations—Fox News, Bloomberg News, and NPR—have argued that they should move to the front row. Fox News will join the broadcast networks and CNN up front.
However, Fox News will not be taking Thomas's long-held seat in the center.
The Associated Press moves to the center under the new set-up, with Fox News taking the wire service's spot in the front row…The idea of moving the AP—which normally gets the first question at presidential press conferences—was under discussion in recent years, long before Thomas retired. Bloomberg remains in the second row, while NPR moves up from the third row to Fox's current seat…The WHCA, in a statement, confirmed the news and described the decision as 'very difficult.' However, the board said it was 'persuaded by Fox's length of service and commitment to the White House television pool.'"