About Bret Baier
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top four shows in cable news. Currently based in Washington, DC, he joined FOX in 1998 as the Atlanta bureau’s first reporter.
During the 2012 political season, Bret served as co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Election HQ alongside Megyn Kelly. In addition, Bret provided extensive coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle, anchoring presidential and vice presidential debates, as well as the Republican and Democratic conventions.
Bret, Kelly, and Chris Wallace anchored the first GOP debate of the 2016 election season with a record 24 million viewers and he will continue to provide extensive political coverage of the upcoming election for Fox News Channel.
Additionally, Bret has anchored more than 35 one-hour long specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times, and traveled the world—reporting from or visiting 74 countries. Special Report with Bret Baier was recently acknowledged by TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein as the only “straight newscast” in cable news at 6PM/ET and the show is outperforming network evening newscasts in several major cities.
During his tenure at the network, Bret has interviewed President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney in addition to many foreign dignitaries and leaders. In 2014, he interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alongside FNC’s Greta Van Susteren about Clinton’s book, Hard Choices, and the 2016 presidential election.
Prior to his anchor role, Bret was named Chief White House Correspondent in 2006 and covered the second term of the Bush administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as defense, military policy, and the intelligence community while based at the Pentagon.
Bret began his career at FNC as the Southeast correspondent from 1998 to 2001, where he covered the Southeast and South and Central America—a beat that covered a range of stories—including the 2001 Timothy McVeigh execution, the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story, and more than a dozen hurricanes.
Prior to joining FNC, Bret worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC.
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