Fox News Channel is launching the America’s Election Headquarters 2018 midterm election series.
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top four shows in cable news. Based in Washington, DC, he joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau.
In August 2015, Baier, alongside co-anchors Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly moderated the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election. According to Nielsen data, the debate delivered 24 million total viewers and 7.9 million in the key 25-54 demo, making it the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time in total viewers.
For the 2012 political season, he served as co-anchor of FNC's America's Election HQ alongside Megyn Kelly. In addition, Baier provided extensive coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle, anchoring presidential and vice presidential debates, as well as the Republican and Democratic conventions. Baier also moderated Fox News Channel's five Republican presidential primary debates.
During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed President Barack Obama, then-President George W. Bush and then-Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014, he interviewed Hillary Clinton alongside FNC's Greta Van Susteren about her book, "Hard Choices" and the 2016 presidential election. Baier also hosted 13 Hours At Benghazi, a documentary featuring exclusive interviews with the American security operatives who fought on the ground during the attacks in Benghazi.
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. Special Report with Bret Baier was recently acknowledged by TIME Magazine's Joe Klein as the only "straight newscast" in cable news at 6PM/ET.
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 well as defense, military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon.
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, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC. A graduate of DePauw University, he has a B.A. in political science and English. He is also the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love."
Stories from Bret Baier
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Trump last week that he is not a target in the Michael Cohen investigation, a source told Fox News.
Meghan McCain grilled former FBI director James Comey Wednesday on "The View" over why he chose to write his tell-all book, "A Higher Loyalty."
As James Comey makes the media rounds to promote his new tell-all book, he's defending his decision to speak out about potentially sensitive subjects even though he's a witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis met President Trump's new national security adviser, John Bolton, at the Pentagon Thursday afternoon, and he broke the ice with a joke.
Charles Hurt said if Republicans suffer a "complete wipeout" in November's midterm elections, the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill could be seen as the beginning of voter's dissatisfaction with the party and the Trump administration.
Bret Baier announced that former FBI Director James Comey will appear in-studio for an interview on "Special Report" on April 26 at 6 PM ET.
Bret Baier sat down with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to discuss their call for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate Department of Justice and FBI actions in the Russia probe and the investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said candidate Conor Lamb is effectively the winner of Tuesday's special electon in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Two top House Republicans repeated their call for a special counsel to look into alleged abuse of the FISA process, in the way a warrant was granted to spy on a former Trump adviser based on an unverified dossier with Russian sourcing.
President Trump's surprise plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports was met with widespread derision from his own party.
A.B. Stoddard said President Trump is not making it clear what he wants on gun control, and he's going to have to do so if he wants Republican lawmakers to go along with him.