Only weeks before their first GOP primary debate in August, Fox News announced the re-signing of their chief political anchor and host of Special Report, Bret Baier, to a multi-year contract.
“As one of the most trusted anchors in the industry, Bret’s work ethic and style have played an integral role in the leadership of our Washington bureau and the success of the network,” said chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes in the announcement. “We are proud that his strong journalistic instincts and political expertise will be a part of FOX News throughout our 2016 election coverage and for many years to come.”
The 17-year vet of FNC, who has been the anchor for Special Report since taking over for Brit Hume in 2009, will be co-anchoring all 2016 election coverage for the network, as well as co-moderating their upcoming Republican primary debate on August 6th in Cleveland with some of his Fox News colleagues — Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.
“It is a real privilege and honor to continue at FOX News, where I have worked for almost two decades,” said Baier. “During that time, I have been given many amazing opportunities and am incredibly grateful that Roger Ailes has put his trust in me again. With the political season now in full swing and the world news environment constantly changing, there is still no better place to be — to bring fair and balanced news to viewers.”
Baier served as co-anchor of Americas Election HQ during the 2012 presidential election and 2014 midterm election, and has co-moderated five Republican presidential primary debates leading up to the 2012 election.