Bret Baier Biography
Bret Baier is an American news journalist and political correspondent who is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel and the chief political correspondent for Fox.
Baier currently holds the position of Chief Political Anchor and is the host of “Special Report with Bret Baier” on FOX News Channel. This show, airing on weeknights from 6 PM to 7 PM, consistently ranks among the top cable news programs and has claimed the number one spot in its time slot. Based in Washington, D.C., Baier’s journey with FOX News began in 1998 when he joined as the network’s inaugural reporter in the Atlanta bureau.
His career in television commenced at a local station in Rockford, Illinois, before advancing to WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was in 1998 that he made his mark with an audition tape sent to Fox News, leading to his appointment as the network’s Atlanta bureau chief.
During a pivotal moment in history, Bret’s trajectory shifted dramatically. In response to the Pentagon attack, he embarked on a journey from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to cover the events. Subsequently, he remained at the Pentagon as the network’s correspondent for five years, undertaking numerous trips to Afghanistan and Iraq, totaling 11 and 13, respectively.
In 2007, he assumed the role of Fox News’s White House correspondent, where he reported on the George W. Bush administration. His association with “Special Report” commenced when he began substituting for Brit Hume, who was then the anchor, particularly on Fridays.
In a significant transition, on December 23, 2008, Brit Hume anchored his last show, and it was revealed that Baier would succeed him as the permanent anchor of “Special Report.” His inaugural episode as the anchor aired on January 5, 2009.
Notably, an internal email from Jen Psaki, the Deputy White House Communications Director, surfaced during an investigation into potential anti-Fox News bias within the Barack Obama administration. In this email, dated October 23, 2009, Baier was referred to as a “lunatic.”
Bret Baier Age | Birthday
Bret is 53 years old as of 2023, He was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey, and celebrates his birthday on August 4 every year.
Bret Baier Family
Bret was brought up in a family of German and Irish descent, coming to his education, Bret attended Marist School, a private Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in 1988.
Baier then attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1992 with a BA degree in political science and English. At DePauw, he became a member of the Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Bret Baier Wife | Kids
Bret is married to his lovely wife Amy Baier, the two got married back in 2005. Bret and his wife Amy have been blessed with two sons namely Daniel and Paul.
Bret’s son Paul was born with Cardiac complications and before Paul’s open-heart surgery in 2008, President George W. Bush invited Baier and his wife and son to the Oval Office for a visit and had the White House physician update him on Paul’s progress.
Bret Baier Salary
How Much Does He Make? Bret receives an annual salary of $7 million, however, a journalist in the USA receives an annual salary ranging between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 which translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.
Bret Baier Net Worth
Bret has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2023, he has amassed this amount from his successful career as a news journalist and political correspondent for FOX News and other previous networks he has worked for.
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