W. Nelson Lewis and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the White House Correspondents Dinner Capitol File Afterparty
Nelson Lewis with Australian Prime Minister John Howard in the Fox News greenroom in Washington after Howard received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush in 2009
Nelson Lewis with Charles Krauthammer and Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume
Nelson’s primary duty at Fox News was to find guests to appear on air and talk about subjects of national interest. Many of those he booked had never appeared before on the network, yet still appear to this day. Some highlights from Nelson’s time include being present inside the House Chamber for the 2007 State of the Union right after the Democrats took over the house in the sweep of the 2006 midterms and Nancy Pelosi became the first female to preside over Congress as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Lewis also assisted with Fox’s coverage of the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy by booking remote guest segments. He also got to take part in coverage of the 2008 Republican and Democratic Presidential Primaries and subsequent general election, booking various politicians, surrogates and strategists both from remotely in the field and in studio, and would regularly book political and legal news segments for the network’s weekend programming.
Nelson worked on the booking side for shows such as America’s Election Headquarters, Fox News Live and Fox Report Weekend. He worked the production side of network shows such as Cavuto, Hannity, Geraldo at Large and the O’Reilly Factor, as well as assisted with launching Fox’s sister network, Fox Business Network.