Bret Baier Biography
Bret Baier is an American journalist working for FOX News serving as an anchor and executive editor. He joined the station in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau and is now based in Washington, DC.
Bret Baier Date of Birth / Birthday
Baier was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey, U.S. He is therefore 51 years old as of 2021.
Bret Baier Measurements/Height
Baier stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Bret Baier Partner/Wife
Baier is happily married to Amy since 9 October 2004. Additionally, the couple has two sons together Paul and Daniel.
Bret Baier Kids/Children
Baier has two sons Paul Francis was born on June 29, 2007, and Daniel Bret Baier was born on July 10, 2010. Paul was born with cardiac problems and before the child’s open-heart surgery in 2008, President George W. Bush invited Baier and his wife and son to the Oval Office for a visit and had the White House physician update him on Paul’s progress.
Bret Baier Relatives/ Family
Baier was born to a family of mixed German and Irish origins and raised catholic and served as an altar boy in his youth. He is the son of Bill and Pat Baier.
Bret Baier Schooling/Education
Baier attended Marist School, a private Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in 1988. Baier then attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1992 with a BA degree in political science and English. At DePauw, he became a member of the Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Bret Baier Profession
Baier serves as an anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights at 6-7 PM/ET) as well as chief political anchor of the network. He recently has provided a Live report regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine where he interviewed Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Additionally, his career in journalism started when he landed a job in a local station in Rockford, Illinois. This was prior to him joining WRAL-TV, then CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1998, he sent an audition tape to FOX News and that was how hired by the network. Additionally, on September 11, 2001, he drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to enclose the attack on the Pentagon.
Baier never returned to the Atlanta bureau and was instead tapped as the network’s Pentagon correspondent, remaining at the post for five years and taking 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 trips to Iraq. In 2007, he was also tagged Fox News’s White House correspondent after enclosing the administration of George W. Bush. In the fall of 2007, he began substituting for Brit Hume, then the anchor of Special Report, on Fridays. He also hosted his first show as a permanent anchor on January 5, 2009. A Freedom of Information Act request filed to investigate anti-Fox News bias in the Obama administration revealed an internal email written by Deputy White House Communications Director, Jen Psaki, dated October 23, 2009, where she referred to Baier as a “lunatic” and vowed to place “some dead fish in the fox cubby.”
Baier has also managed to author four books which are also the New York Times Best-Sellers. The books include “Three Days in January,” “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love,” “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire,” as well as “Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II” which was released in October 2019. His most recent book, “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876” was released in 2021.
Bret Baier Income
Baier receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Bret Baier Net Worth
Through Baier’s career as an anchor and executive editor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Bret Baier Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Baier is active on his social media accounts. He has about 644,000 followers on his Facebook Page, about 1,429,770 followers on his Twitter account, and around 451,200 followers on his Instagram account.