Bret Baier Fox News, Net Worth, Wife, Son, Leaving Fox News, Catholic and Salary

Who is Bret Baier?

Bret Baier is an American journalist working as the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel as well as the chief political correspondent for Fox. He was previously serving as the Chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent of Fox News Channel.

Bret Baier Age

Baier is 51 years old. He was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey, United States.

Bret Baier Height

Baier stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Bret Baier Family

Baier was born to Bill Baier and Pat Baier. He was brought up in a Catholic family of mixed German and Irish descent. He has one sibling, a brother named Tim Baier.

Bret Baier Wife

Baier is married to his wife Amy Baier. They have been blessed with two sons, Daniel Baier and Paul Francis Baier who was born with cardiac problems. Before Paul’s open-heart surgery in 2008, George Bush who was president by then invited the couple and their son to the Oval Office for a visit where the Physician of the White House updated him on Paul’s progress.

Bret Baier Education

Baier graduated from a Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta Georgia in 1938. He holds a BA degree in political science and English from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

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Bret Baier Salary

Baier earns an annual salary of $7 million.

Bret Baier Net Worth

Baier has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned this figure from her career as a journalist.

Bret Baier Fox News

Baier serves as the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier at FOX News Channel (FNC). He is also the chief political anchor at FNC.  Baier joined FNC as the first-ever reporter in the Atlanta bureau in 1998 and he is currently based in Washington, D.C. He celebrated his anniversary of ten years anchoring Special Report which is the highest-ranked cable news program in its time frame and one of the top 5 cable news shows on a consistent basis.

Baier has been a part of every major political event that happened since joining FNC. Most recently, he co-anchored FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage with The Story’s Martha MacCallum, which got the highest ratings for election night coverage in cable news history, with 14.1 million average viewers. During the 2020 election season, Baier and MacCallum co-anchored news of the 2020 presidential debates, with the first debate garnering nearly 18 million viewership, including the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Baier has also hosted over a dozen political specials on FNC, observed from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times, traveled around the world with different associations and military leaders, and reported from 74 countries. TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein named Special Report with Bret Baier the only “straight newscast” on cable news at 6 p.m. ET in 2012.

Baier recently received the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Before his anchor role, Baier was named chief White House correspondent in 2006, covering the Bush administration’s second term. Prior to that, he worked as a national security correspondent from the Pentagon, covering military and national security affairs, as well as defense, military policy, and the intelligence community.

From 1998 to 2001, he was FNC’s Southeastern correspondent, covering a variety of stories, such as the 2001 Timothy McVeigh execution and the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story. He has also covered more than a dozen hurricanes and presented a collection of reports from Cuba.

Bret Baier Leaving Fox News

Baier is not leaving Fox any soon and will remain at Fox for the coming years. His new Fox News contract will keep him there until 2026. The terms of the contract have been kept a secret. “Bret has skillfully covered some of the most momentous news stories of our time,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.

He will continue to host after his current multi-year contract with Fox News is renewed. Bret’s abilities are not limited as he also serves as the executive editor of Special Report. He will also serve as the channel’s primary political anchor, hosting election nights and another political programming.

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Is Bret Baier a Catholic?

Baier, a former altar boy, is a practicing Roman Catholic who attends Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown. Daniel and Paul, Baier’s sons, are the product of his marriage to Amy.

What kind of heart surgery did Bret Baier’s son have?

Paul is recovering from his fourth open-heart surgery and has “made leaps and bounds” since the 10-hour procedure last month, according to Bret in today’s issue of PEOPLE. 

Does Bret Baier have a disabled child?

Bret’s son is not really disabled, instead, he was born with five congenital heart defects and as Bret mentioned in the past, “his heart was essentially pumping the wrong way, and we didn’t know before birth.”

Why did Bret Baier’s son have an open heart?

According to Bret, Paul’s “heart was essentially pumping the wrong way” at birth, which was realized when a nurse took him for tests after he turned pale. The doctors largely decided that he needed surgery “within the first few hours or else he would die.”
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