FOX News Media has extended Bret Baier’s current multi-year deal and remain an anchor and executive editor of Special Report, the 6pm ET weekday program on FOX News Channel. Baier, who signed a new multi-year deal in 2019, will also continue as the network’s chief political anchor.
“I am thrilled to continue working with FOX News Channel for the next five years,” he said. “It has been my home away from home for almost a quarter century. Suzanne Scott, Jay Wallace, and the Murdoch’s have been terrific leaders and bosses. I look forward to working closely with my incredibly talented team to cover the Important stories of our time in the fair and honest way our viewers expect.”
Baier first joined the network in 1998 as its inaugural reporter in the Atlanta bureau. Throughout the 2020 cycle, Baier co-anchored the network’s special coverage of the presidential debates as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He also co-moderated a series of presidential election town halls with then-candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Amy Klobuchar as well as former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Donald Trump.
Prior to his anchor role, Baier served as FNC’s chief White House correspondent in 2006 and as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs from the Pentagon. Before joining the network, Baier worked for WRAL-5 in Raleigh.