William Bret Baier is an American journalist who has formerly served as Chief White House Correspondent. besides that, he also served as Pentagon correspondent for Fox News Channel. At present, he is hosting Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox and operates as a lead political host for the network.

 

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  • August 4, 1970
  • American
  • News reporter
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
  • No
  • Rumson, New Jersey, United States
  • Yes
  • Married
  • N/A
  • Bret Baier
  • White
  • Marist School, DePauw University
  • Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube
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Personal and Family Life

Bret Baier was born on 4 August 1970 in Rumson, New Jersey, United States to his father Bill Baier and mother Pat. He was raised in a Catholic family and attended Marist High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.

Later, he joined DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and graduated with a bachelor degree in political science and English in 1992. He also became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity while in University as well as served as an altar boy during his youth.

Baier married Amy Halls Baier in 2004. Amy previously worked in Chicago as a media planner for Calvin Klein. They met each other on a blind date organized by their friends at a Rolling Stones show.

The couple has been blessed with two sons named Paul and Daniel.  Their first child, Paul has undergone six surgeries due to the problem in the heart. At present, they are living cheerful family life along with healthy Paul.

 

Lifestyle and Measurements

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Bret Baier is an intelligent human with a charming personality. He stands tall with the height of 5 feet 9 inches followed by the weight of 89 kilos. He appears really very handsome in a suit and well-styled hair. He is a well-mannered and humble gentleman.

He is responsible father and husband; he is doing well parenting of his children. He saves time for his family even after his hectic schedule. He loves taking them away for long holidays. He is passionate about photography, golf and traveling. He is the fan of The Rolling Stones, U2 and Matthews Band.

 

Professional Career

Bret Baier started a broadcast career from a local channel in Rockford, Illinois and then joined WRAL-TV. Later, he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina at CBS, now affiliated with NBC.

He was hired as chief of Atlanta Bureau by Fox News Channel after he mailed an audition tape to the network in 1998. He covered the attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on 11 September 2001. 

Then after, he stayed as Fox’s Pentagon correspondent and never came back to the Atlanta bureau. He served the post for five years and catching 11 tours to Afghanistan and 13 to Iraq.

In 2007, Fox announced him as White House correspondent, reporting the government of George W. Bush. He started to fill-in for Special Report as an anchor in place of Brit Hume on Fridays.  

Baier was announced to be the permanent host of Special Report after the last show of Brit Hume on 23 December 2008. On 5 January 2009, he anchored his first show. He was referred as a ‘lunatic’ in an internal mail received from the communication office of White House. Later, the assistant who emailed made an apology to Baier.

Baier has achieved the Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Journalism in May 2016.

 

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