Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley brought laughter to the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City on Thursday when she riffed on Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Bill Hemmer currently serves as co-anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) America's Newsroom (weekdays 9am-noon ET) alongside Sandra Smith. Hemmer joined the network in 2005 and is based in New York.
As one of the network’s top breaking news anchors, Hemmer has provided extensive live coverage of several major stories throughout his 10+years at FNC. Most recently, Hemmer co-anchored live coverage alongside Shannon Bream of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In May 2017, Hemmer also sat down with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a wide-ranging interview.
In 2016, he reported from France on the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and provided live coverage of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States by reporting from various locations in New York City and Philadelphia.
Previously, Hemmer reported live on the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as the Fort Hoodmilitary base shooting in 2009. In 2005, Hemmer traveled to England to cover the repercussion of the London terrorist attack as well as to Baton Rouge, LA to report on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Hemmer was also featured inthe special “FOX News Reporting: Timeline of Hurricane Katrina –10thAnniversary,” which took a look back at the damaging storm that centered in the Gulf Coast.
During his tenure at FNC, Hemmer has also contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Recently on March 15th, 2016 during America’s Election Headquarters, FNC’s coverage of the primary races in the seven select states averaged over 5 million viewers, making it the highest-rated primary night in cable news history, according to Nielsen. In August 2015, Hemmer, alongside co-anchor Martha MacCallum moderated the Candidate forum as part of its Republican presidential primary debate coverage in Cleveland, OH. According to Nielsen, the debate averaged 6.1 million in total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demographic. Hemmer and MacCallum also co-moderated the 7PM/ET debate on January 28th in Des Moines, IA, just days before the first caucus of the 2016 election.
In addition to monitoring election night results on the signature “Bill Board,” he has also reported from the political conventions, and the campaign trail where he interviewed Then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 and then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008. Additionally, Hemmer hosted FNC’s New Year’s Eve coverage live from Time Square in New York City from 2006to 2014.
Prior to joining FNC, Hemmer served as co-anchor of American Morningand anchor of both CNN Live Today and CNN Tonight.
A recipient of several awards and honors, including an Emmy Award in 1996, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for WCPO-TV (CBS9) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Miami University in Ohio.
Stories from Bill Hemmer
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told Sean Hannity in an exclusive hour-long interview that he believes the GOP will keep control of the House and increase its Senate majority.
As former top FBI lawyer James Baker testifies about the Russia investigation before Congress, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said he would like to see lawmakers focus more directly on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe and the "insipid corruption" behind it.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he will not share any of the $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of the year with other Democratic Senate candidates.
Hillary Clinton stated during an interview that aired Sunday that her husband's mid-90s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended President Trump's questions around the sexual misconduct accusations from Christine Blasey Ford.
MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz said on America's Newsroom he found it "eye-opening" that the protesters who have confronted Republicans over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination are part of an organized group.
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek received mixed reviews after moderating Pennsylvania's gubernatorial debate, including from one publication that deemed it a "dumpster fire."
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) eliminates unfair trade practices, helps American workers and sends a message to China.
Guy Benson called out Democrats for immediately running with Julie Swetnick's uncorroborated, lurid allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said that Brett Kavanaugh's denial of heavy drinking could be "perilous" if evidence is found to contradict him.
Senate Democrats walked out of the Judiciary Committee hearing Friday morning in protest to Republicans setting a vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.