Bret Baier Bio, Wiki
Bret Baier is an American Anchor/Author working with the Fox News Channel where he serves the station as a Chief Political Anchor and executive editor. Baier joined the Fox News Channel in the February of 1997 where he was working as a reporter in the Atlanta bureau based in Washington, D.C.
Bret Baier Dates of Birth
Baier was born on the 4th of August 1970 in Rumson, New Jersey, United States. He is 51 years old as of 2021.
Bret Baier Measurements
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Bret Baier Education
He attended Marist School which happens to be a private Roman Catholic School located in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated from the school in the year 1988. He is a proud graduate of DePauw University located in Greencastle, Indiana where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. in the year 1992. While in the University, he was a proud member of the Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Bret Baier Fox News
Baier works with the Fox News Channel where he works as a Chief Political Anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He provides live breaking news coverage where he provided live coverage surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He has also had the privilege of interviewing Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
In his entire tenure working with the FNC team, he has undertaken a number of critical roles in every major political event since joining the network. The year 2021 saw him co-anchor a one-hour election special which was entitled, Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown with The Story’s Martha MacCallum. This program presented special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races in addition to the New York City mayoral race.
In addition, he was also previously co-anchoring FNC’s Democracy 202 election coverage alongside MacCallum. This program garnered the highest ratings for election night coverage in cable news history with a total of about 14.1 million viewers. In the election of the year 2020, he and MacCallum co-anchored the coverage of the 2020 presidential debates with the first 2020 presidential debate being the most-watched in cable news history with about 18 million viewers. This is the same case with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The duo also moderated a series of presidential election town halls with then-candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Julian Castro, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Their town hall with former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in the month of April 2019 ranked as the highest-rated town hall featuring a 2020 presidential candidate. Their sit-down virtual special with President Donald Trump from the Lincoln Memorial in May 2020 drew about 4 million viewers.
Additionally, Bret has also helped lead the coverage of the 2018 election which marked the highest-rated mid-term election coverage in cable news history with total viewers. The show topped all of broadcast and cable news according to Nielsen Media Research.
The year 2019 saw him provide live coverage of the United States summit with North Korea where he was anchoring his nightly newscast Special Report from Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to that in the year 2018, he contributed to FNC’s live coverage of the U.S. summit with North Korea which took place in Singapore.
In the month of April 2018, he also presented an interview with former Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) director James Comey and later on contributes to the network’s coverage of his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. May of 2017 saw him anchor live from Saudi Arabia where he was covering President Trump’s first foreign trip and later on in April he held an exclusive interview with Jordan’s King Abdullah II where he was discussing the war on terrorism.
Baier also previously co-anchoring extensive coverage of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration alongside MacCallum. Then, he delivered the highest-rated inauguration coverage in the network’s history which is according to Neilsen. Additionally, March of 2016 saw him host FNC’s only Democratic town hall with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. The interview was held in Detroit the night before the Michigan primary. It is this interview that marked Clinton’s first appearance on FNC in about two years and Sander’s first interview with Baier.
August of 2015 saw him co-moderate the first GOP presidential debate of the year 2016 election cycle. According to Nielsen, this debate delivered 24 million total viewers and about 7.9 million in the key 25-54 demo. This makes it the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time. In addition, he also co-moderated the station’s second and third debate of the 2016 election cycle which was held on the 28th of January in Des Moines, IA, and March 3rd in Detroit, Michigan.
During the 2012 and 2016 political seasons, he was serving the station as a co-anchor for FNC’s America’s Election Headquarters. The 15th of March 2016 saw him cover the primary coverage of the primary races in the seven select states averaging over 5 million viewers. This was the highest-rated primary night in cable news history according to Nielsen. Additionally, he has also provided expansive coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle where he was co-anchoring presidential and vice-presidential debates. This is in addition to the Republican and Democratic conventions. He was in addition moderated FNC’s five Republican presidential primary debates. Additionally, he has anchored more than two dozen political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times.
In addition, he counts it a privilege to have traveled the world with various administrations and military officials which is in addition to reporting from about 74 countries. Additionally, he has also hosted about 13 hours At Benghazi which is a documentary featuring exclusive interviews with the American security operatives who fought on the ground during the attacks in Benghazi. His report Titled Special Report with Bret Baier was acknowledged in the year 2012 by TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein as the only “straight newscast” in cable news at 6 PM/ET. In addition, he was also awarded the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Being Fox News Channel’s Southeastern correspondent between the years 1998 and 2001, he was covering a range of stories including the 2001 Timothy Mc Veigh execution and the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story. This is in addition to providing a series of reports from Cuba and covering more than a dozen of hurricanes.
Bret Baier Interviews
Baier has conducted an interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar happens to be the first Democrat to appear on the network for the 2020election cycle. Later on, he made a sitting with President Donald Trump on Air Force One for a wide-ranging interview with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubier in order to discuss the death of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Earlier in the year, he had also made an exclusive with President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega on the country’s political and civil unrest.
The month of June 2016 saw him having a sit holding an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama during the Tibetan leader’s visit with then-President Obama in Washington. During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed then-President Barack Obama, then-President George W. Bush, and then-Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014, he interviewed Hillary Clinton to discuss her book, “Hard Choices” and the 2016 presidential election.
Bret Baier Work Experience
Prior to joining the Fox News Channel, he was working with the WRAL-TV(CBS 5) team located in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, he has also previously worked with the WJWJ-TV(PBS 2) team located in Beaufort, South Carolina. This is all in addition to working with the WREX-TV (NBC 13) team located in Rockford, Illinois.
Prior to his anchoring role, he was named chief White House correspondent in the year 2006 and also covered the second term of the George W. Bush administration. Prior to this, he was also serving as a national security correspondent where he was covering military and national security affairs. This is in addition to covering the intelligence community from the Pentagon, defense, and military policy from the Pentagon.
Bret Baier Net Worth
In Baier’s career as an Anchor/Author, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Bret Baier Earnings/Income
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Bret Baier Parents and Siblings
Baier was born in Rumson to his parents Bill and Pat Baier. He comes from a mixed ethnic family of German and Irish decency. He was raised alongside his brother Tim Baier. Growing up, he was raised in a catholic religious family where he was also serving as an altar boy in his youth. However, he manages to keep more information regarding his family away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Bret Baier Spouse
He is married to his wife Amy, whom together they tied knots on the 9th of October 2004. However, he manages to keep more information regarding his wife away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Bret Baier Kids/Son’s open-heart surgery
Together, Baier and Amy count it a blessing to be proud parents to their two children, namely, Daniel and Paul. Daniel was born on the 10th of July 2010. His son Paul was born on the 29th of June 2007 with cardiac problems. Prior to Paul’s open-heart surgery in 2008, President George W. Bush invited Bret, his son, and his wife to the Oval Office for a visit and had the White House physician update him on Paul’s progress.
Bret Baier Health Problems
Baier is perfectly healthy and has not shared any medical issues with the public at the moment.
Bret Baier Books
Away from his television role, he is an author who has written for New York Best-Sellers. This includes:
- Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love.
- Three Days in January.
- He is also the author of Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II.
- Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire.
- His fourth book, Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II, was released in October 2019.
- His most recent book, To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 was released in 2021.
Bret Baier Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 1,415,890 followers, around 664,000 followers on his Facebook page, and 447,870 followers on his Instagram account.