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FOX News Chief Political Anchor and Host, Special Report with Bret Baier

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.

During 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 former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alongside FNC's Greta Van Susteren about her book, Hard Choices and the 2016 presidential election. He has also 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 En

Speech Topics


The Obama Administration, Congress and a Look at Politics in America

As the anchor of FOX News' Special Report w/Bret Baier, Bret Baier is plugged into all of the major issues and players on the national political scene. With humor and insight, Baier shares with audiences’ exclusive, poignant and an up-to-the minute analysis on what’s going on at the White House, Capitol Hill and the race for the White House in 2016.

Special Heart: One Family's Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage & Love

In this presentation, Baier shares with audiences his son Paul’s brave journey through the seemingly endless maze of medical procedures and operations required to sustain his life since being born in 2007 with five congenital heart defects. Three open-heart surgeries and seven angioplasties later, Paul's example of courage and resilience has served to transform Bret and his wife Amy's beliefs about what matters most in life - totally reshaping their definitions of character, faith, hope, courage and love. Facing the greatest crisis of their lives, Baier interweaves Paul's almost six-year medical ordeal with Bret and Amy's own journey from the depths of despair to acceptance then to hope. Told through the eyes of a loving father and master storyteller, audiences will hear Paul's inspiring story from a man who just happens to be someone millions turn to for the day's news. Although there are plenty of tears and pain to work through, at its core their story is an uplifting and inspiring testament to the endurance and hope of an American family in crisis. Surviving every parent's worst nightmare, Bret and Amy emerge - just like their courageous son - scarred but not broken.

From the White House to War Zones

Before moving to his post at the White House, Bret Baier was based at the Pentagon where he covered the military and intelligence communities. In those five years, Baier traveled to Iraq 12 times and to Afghanistan 11 times, giving him a one-of-a-kind perspective on the U.S.-led war on terror. With gripping stories from those trips and inspiring tales from his experiences with American troops on the frontlines, Baier is one of the only reporters in Washington with the ability to speak from first-hand experiences in war zones while conveying an insider’s knowledge of the high-stakes politics of war.

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