Bret Baier Reups With Multi-Year FNC Deal
(RTTNews) — Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, announced that Bret Baier has re-signed a multi-year deal with FOX News Channel or FNC where he will continue as the anchor of Special Report and lead anchor of political news coverage through the 2016 election. Since January 2009, Baier has served as the anchor of Special Report, 6-7p.m. ET, the number one political news program on cable, averaging nearly 2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
For the month of April, Special Report ranked as the third highest rated program in cable news among total viewers and in addition to anchoring coverage of the 2012 Republican primaries, Baier moderated five debates, including the highest-rated cable news debate in Orlando.
Roger stated that Baier will report from the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention in the fall, and lead election night coverage.
As anchor of Special Report, Baier has secured interviews with top newsmakers, including President Obama in the week leading up to the historic health care vote. He has interviewed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former President George W. Bush, Democratic National Committee or DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and General David Petraeus, among many others.