Martha MacCallum


Martha MacCallum is the host of The Story (weekdays, 7pm ET) on Fox News Channel, covering the critical decisions, political maneuvers and key developments out of D.C.

MacCallum previously served as the co-anchor of America's Newsroom alongside Bill Hemmer (weekdays 9-11AM/ET) and as host of "The First 100 Days." She joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in January 2004.

During her tenure at FNC, MacCallum has provided extensive coverage of several major breaking news stories and played an integral role in the network's coverage of the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Most recently in August 2015, MacCallum, alongside co-anchor Hemmer, moderated the 5PM/ET GOP presidential debate. According to Nielsen data, the debate averaged 6.1 million total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demo, making it the third-highest primary presidential debate ever for the network.

She also has reported on a variety of national and international events, including the threat of ISIS and the shooting of civilian Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. Additionally, she served as FNC's anchor in London surrounding the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child in 2013, as well as the Royal Wedding in 2011. Her wide-ranging interviews include Gen. David Petraeus, former President Obama strategist David Axelrod, Senator John McCain and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Prior to FNC, MacCallum served in a variety of positions at NBC from 1997 to 2003. She was co-anchor of CNBC's Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David, and was the anchor of CNBC's Checkpoint, an evening news program focusing on the war against terror and the Iraq war. A frequent contributor to MSNBC's The News with Brian Williams, NBC's Today, NBC affiliates and CNBC World, MacCallum also created the series Inside the Business for Business Center. In 1997 and 2003, MacCallum was the recipient of the American Women in Radio and Television award for her reporting.

Before joining CNBC, MacCallum was an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV (ION-31), a sports and business network in New York in 1996. Prior to that, she was a business correspondent at Wall Street Journal Television, where she anchored The Wall Street Journal ReportWorld Market Outlook and Business USA from 1991-1996. She began her career as a reporter for Corporate Finance magazine.

MacCallum earned a B.A. in political science from St. Lawrence University.

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