Bret Baier Biography
Bret Baier is an American journalist currently the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel and the chief political correspondent for Fox. Before that, he worked as the network’s Chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent.
Born and raised Catholic, Bret attended Marist School, a private Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta Georgia, later graduated in 1988. He then attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English. At the University, Baier became a member of the Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He started his career with a WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, Illinois, before joining WRAL-TV, then a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also worked for WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC. Bret sent an audition page to FOX News in 1988 where he got hired as the network’s Atlanta Bureau Chief.
Additionally, he is the recipient of the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the National Press Foundation’s highest honor for a broadcast journalist.
Bret currently serves as FOX News Channel’s chief political anchor as well as the anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier”. He is currently based in Washington, D.C., however, he joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau.
Baier, Kelly, and Chris Wallace anchored three GOP debates for Fox News Channel in 2016 with a record of 24 million viewers in one of their debates in Cleveland Ohio.
During his tenure at the network, Bret has interviewed President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
He has also anchored over thirty political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times. Moreover, he traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from 74 countries. His program, Special Report with Bret Baier was acknowledged by TIME magazine’s Joe Klein as the only “straight newscast” in cable news at 6 PM/ET. He also received the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Bret Baier Age
How old is Bret Baier? Baier is 52 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on August 4 every year and his zodiac sign is Leo.
Bret Baier Wife
Baier is married to Amy Baier since October 2004. The two met on a blind date in October 2002 after they were matched by mutual friends. The couple is blessed with two sons; Paul Francis Baier born on June 29, 2007, and Daniel Baier born on July 10, 2010.
Bret Baier Family
Baier was born to a family of mixed German and Irish origins. His parents are Bill Baier and Pat Baier. He has a sibling brother named Tim Baier.
Bert Baier Height
Baier stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m) tall.
Bret Baier Net Worth
Baier has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.
Bret Baier Salary
Baier pockets an estimated annual salary of $7 million from Fox News.