Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that there is "no question" William Barr will be confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general.
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
Rep. Peter King said it would be "absolutely disgraceful" of the FBI to question if President Trump's motivation for firing former director James Comey was tied to Russia.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) called out Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday on "America's Newsroom," challenging House and Senate Republicans to reopen the government.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said Rep. Ted Lieu's claim that Democrats would be willing to negotiate on border security if the government reopens is a "flat-out lie."
Bill Hemmer pressed Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Democratic lawmakers changing their tune on border security now that President Trump is in office.
White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp said it would be a "losing strategy" for Democrats to talk about impeaching President Trump.
Fox Nation host and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a "major divide" in her party over the issue of impeachment.
Democratic Rep. John Garamendi disagreed with his new colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib's profane remark about impeaching President Trump.
Newt Gingrich is not optimistic about a bipartisan compromise to end the government shutdown anytime soon.
Just days after taking her first formal step toward a 2020 presidential run, Sen. Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Trump, saying he is an "accelerant for corruption" and calling his presidency "one grift after another."
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) denied Thursday that House Democrats are assuming power with the goal of "destroying" President Trump.
President Trump pushed back Thursday on a potential deal to avert a government shutdown, insisting funding for a border wall be included.