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Bret Baier

An American news anchor Bret Baier is known by the name William Bret Baier. Bret Baier serves as the host of Special Report on the Fox News Channel and also as the chief political anchor for Fox. He had also served as the network’s chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent.

Early Life

Bret Baier was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey to a family of mixed German and Irish origins. Currently, he is 53 years old. He was born to American parents. He is the son of Pat Baier and Bill Baier. Similarly, he was raised with his brother Tim Baier. His birth sign is Leo. He belongs to the American nationality and his ethnicity of white.

Bret Baier and his sons

Caption: Bret selfie with his sons(Instagram)


Regarding his education, he did his schooling at Roman Catholic High School. After that, he went to Green Castle, Indiana DePauw University. Then, he did his graduation in Political Science and English with a BA degree.

Bret Baier – Net Worth 2024

He is an American television host who has a net worth of $20 million. His annual salary at Fox News is $7 million. Сurrеntlу, he іѕ оnе of the rісhеѕt јоurnаlіѕtѕ in the world. It іѕ аlѕо rероrtеd that іn 2009, he ѕіgnеd with WRАL-ТV for а gіgаntіс $3 mіllіоn dеаl. In 2013, he bought а hоuѕе of mаgnіfісеnt ѕіх bеdrооmѕ for $3.2 mіllіоn.

Career and Professional Life

Bret Baier began his television career with a local station in Rockford, Illinois, before joining WRAL-TV, then CBS now NBC affiliate (As of February 29, 2016) in Raleigh, North Carolina. He sent an audition tape to Fox News in 1998 and was hired as the network’s Atlanta bureau chief.

On September 11, 2001, he drove to Arlington from Georgia, Virginia, to cover the attack on the Pentagon. He never returned to the Atlanta bureau and was instead tapped as the network’s Pentagon correspondent, he remained at the post for 5 years and took 11 trips to Afghanistan.

Bret Baier Career

Caption: Bret as a host (Instagram)

Likewise, he became Fox News’s White House correspondent in 2007, covering the administration of George W. Bush. In the year 2007, he began substituting for Brit Hume, then the anchor of Special Report.

On December 23, 2008, Brit Hume anchored his final show and announced Baier would replace him as an anchor of Special Report. He hosted his first show as a permanent anchor on January 5, 2009.


Bret Baier also has pocketed some awards. In 2017 he was honored by Fox News with the Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, which is known to be the most prestigious in journalism. He is also known as one of the best journalists in America.

Relationship Status

Bret Baier is a happily married man. He is married to his long-time girlfriend, Amy Baier. Likewise, the couple got married on 9 October 2004. Back in 2019, they celebrated their 15 years of togetherness. Being together, the love birds are blessed with two children Paul Francis Baier and Daniel Baier. Presently, both of them are enjoying their married life by balancing their professional life.

Bret Baier and Amy Baier

Caption: Bret with his wife (People)

Rumors and Controversies

In January, Bret Baier signed a multi-year contract extension with Fox News. His daily show consistently ranks as the highest-rated news program in its 3 p.m. ET time slot and daily rates among the top five shows in cable news. Serving as Fox News’ chief political anchor, Baier has led more than three dozen political specials and reported from more than 74 countries.

Baier has been something critical at the network. He often punched back at President Donald Trump over POTUS calling the news media “the enemy of the people,” and he co-hosted a town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders that became the most-watched candidate event this election cycle with more than 2.5 million viewers in April.

Body Measurements

Bret is handsome with decent body measurements. He stands tall at a decent height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.75 m) and weighs about 89 kg. He seems very gentle when embellished in a polished suit, especially in the blue shade.

Also, he has dark brown colored hair with pairs of beautiful blue colored eyes. He has a body measurement of the average type that makes him look fine in whatever attire.

Bret Baier – Social Media

Moreover, an American news anchor has staggering followers on social media. Likewise, he has 1.4 million followers on Twitter, and, he has 3.7k followers on Instagram.