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Bret Baier

Baier is the recipient of the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the National Press Foundation’s highest honor for a broadcast journalist.

Bret Baier currently serves as anchor and executive editor on the “Special Report with Bret Baier”, the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top five shows in cable news. Based in Washington, D.C., Baier joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau.

Bret covering the 2016 Presidential Debate in Las Vegas for Fox News Channel.

Bret covering the 2020 Presidential Election for Fox News Channel.

FOX News Media has extended Bret Baier’s multi-year contract where he will continue his role as chief political anchor, and anchor and executive editor of Special Report, announced president and executive editor Jay Wallace. Additionally, Baier will continue to co-anchor 2024 election coverage and host The Bret Baier Podcast on FOX News Audio.

In making the announcement, Wallace said, “We are thrilled to have Bret continue leading our political coverage as we head into the 2024 election season and beyond.” 
Baier added, “I am honored to continue anchoring Special Report and alongside my dedicated team and co-anchoring our election coverage for many years to come.”

Baier has been the anchor of Special Report on FOX News Channel (FNC) since January 2009, when he took over for the legendary Brit Hume who created and launched Special Report in 1998. Year-to-date, the program is averaging 2.1 million viewers and 218,000 in the 25-54 demo making it a top five show in cable news. Additionally, he hosts The Bret Baier Podcast, which encompasses the Common Ground and All-Star Panel audio offerings under one umbrella.

Baier covers anchors Special Report from Fox News Channel HQ in New York

Baier anchors Special Report from Fox News Channel HQ in New York.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

Last month Baier co-moderated the first Republican presidential primary debate with Martha MacCallum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two-hour debate averaged 12.8 million viewers across FNC and FOX Business Network, making it the highest-rated non-sports telecast of the year in viewership.

Baier has conducted numerous interviews with world leaders, sitting presidents, politicians and celebrities throughout his 27-year tenure with FNC, including: former President Trump, then-President Barack Obama, then-President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Dalai Lama, actor Matthew McConaughey and many others. In the current 2024 election cycle he has interviewed Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr as well as Republican candidates, including Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. 

Fox News’ town hall with President Trump was the most-watched election town hall in cable news history, according to early Nielsen media research.

Fox News’ town hall with President Trump was the most-watched election town hall in cable news history, according to early Nielsen media research.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

He has also moderated two iterations of The Senate Project series on FOX Nation, a bipartisan forum at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute which featured Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2022 and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in 2023.

Baier is the author of five New York Times bestsellers and will be releasing his latest book “To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment” in October. He was FNC’s chief White House correspondent, covering President Bush from 2006-2009 and served as national security correspondent from 2001-2006. On September 11th, he traveled from Atlanta, where he was based as a correspondent for FNC, to cover the terrorist attacks from the Pentagon which then led to his extensive career in Washington. 

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad-supported television service FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21 consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200 million people each month.

Fox News’ town hall with President Trump was the most-watched election town hall in cable news history, according to early Nielsen media research.

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The Baier Family

Bret Baier and family
Bret Baier and family
Bret Baier and family
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Bret Baier and family

Bret and Amy met on a blind date in October of 2002 after mutual friends decided they would be the “perfect match.” Amy flew in from Chicago and they went to a Rolling Stones concert on a double date. Their friends were right—Bret and Amy married two years later in October of 2004.

Paul Francis Baier was born June 29, 2007. He was given a clean bill of health in the first hours after his birth, but the next day, a nurse noticed Paul was turning pale. An echocardiogram soon revealed that Paul had five serious congenital heart defects. Without emergency surgery within days – he would die. Dr. Richard Jonas performed an eight hour open heart surgery on Paul when he was 12 days old. The “fix” included inserting what’s called a homograft – a donated baby aorta that connects Paul’s pulmonary artery with the right ventricle of his heart. The donated connector does not grow with him and at 10 months old Paul went in for his 2nd open heart surgery to have it replaced with a bigger version.

Since that time, Paul has had numerous angioplasties to open his arteries and to clear the homograft. In September of 2013, Dr. Jonas performed a 3rd successful open heart surgery on Paul and in December of 2020 Paul had what will hopefully be his last open-heart surgery. Today Paul is very healthy and active. He loves sports and enjoys spending time with his friends.

Daniel Bret Baier was born July 10, 2010 and is a healthy, active child. Daniel is a sports fanatic and plays hockey, golf, lacrosse and basketball. He enjoys playing video games with his friends and following the Washington Capitols.

The Baier family touts their Catholic faith for getting them through the most difficult days in the hospital.

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