Bill Hemmer Speaks…

By Brian 

> Update: 11:22am: FishBowlNY sings along to “If I Had A Hemmer” and “Please Hemmer Don’t Hurt ‘Em…”

> To the NY Daily News: “I was fortunate to have a number of opportunities here in New York City” — but he declined to discuss those options. “I was not prepared to leave New York,” is all Hemmer would say.

> To the Washington Post: “I’ve watched Fox News grow for nine solid years. I find it to be an aggressive network. I find people show up every day to win, and that appeals to me…For several years, Fox has been the New York Yankees, and that’s a tough lineup to crack. I just feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to play on that team.”

> To the Cincinnati Enquirer: “I’ll have a hand in some of the bigger stories, when they break, and I’ll be out in the field if they need an anchor, sort of what I’ve been doing (for CNN).”

> Also: Howard Kurtz says Hemmer’s “three-year deal is said to be worth more than $1 million a year at the outset.”