I caught Ed Henry's first report on Fox News Monday. At least, that's the way host Martha MacCallum described his appearance at 1:30 p.m. from the White House.

Henry was reporting on the debt crisis -- nothing like jumping into a raging river feet first.

But, as always, he was the steady, informed, on-top-of-it Ed Henry whom CNN viewers have been lucky enough to have covering the White House for them in recent years.

Fox has made some moves that were not so brilliant lately -- like getting far too involved in Republican presidential politics. I think the network is going to pay for that in more ways than we can count right now.

But hiring Henry looks like a good move to me in terms of instant credibility and solid reporting. And I dare anyone to call him an ideologue based on his work at CNN.