Bret Baier 2017
Fox News Channel
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights at 6-7PM/ET), the highest-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top five shows in cable news. Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau. For the 2012 and 2016 political seasons, Baier served as co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Election Headquarters.
During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed then-President Barack Obama and then-President George W. Bush. Additionally, Baier has anchored more than two dozen political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times, traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from 74 countries.
Prior to his anchor role, Baier 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 FNC’s Southeastern correspondent from 1998 to 2001, he covered a range of stories, including the 2001 Timothy McVeigh execution and the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story. He has also provided a series of reports from Cuba and covered more than a dozen hurricanes.
Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, North Carolina, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, Illinois, and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, South Carolina. He is also the author of two New York Times best-selling books, “Three Days in January” and “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.”