Bret Baier Biography
Bret Baier is an American journalist and author who serves as FOX News Channel’s chief political anchor and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. Previously he worked as the network’s Chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent.
Bret Baier Age
Baier was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey, United States. He is 51 years old as of 2021. He celebrates his birthday on the 4th of August every year.
Bret Baier Height
Baier stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8meters) tall.
Bret Baier Family
Baier was born in Rumson, New Jersey to a family of mixed German and Irish origins.
Bret Baier Wife
Baier is happily married to Amy Baier since October 9, 2004. The two met in October 2002 through a blind date set by their mutual friend. The couple then went to a Rolling Stones concert on a double date after which they fell for each other.
Bret Baier Children – Son
Bret and his wife are the parents of two sons. Daniel Bret Baier, born on July 10, 2010, and Paul Francis Baier, born on June 29, 2007. Paul had five serious congenital heart defects when he was born. He had three open-heart surgeries and organ donations from other children who died saving his life.
During an interview with TODAY in 2014, Amy stated, “A doctor told us Paul’s heart was extremely complex.” Paul’s blood flowed backward, he had two holes in his walnut-sized heart, and he had three other congenital defects. Paul would not have survived if he had not undergone complex surgery to restructure his heart.”
Bret Baier Net worth
Baier has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he has earned through his career as a journalist and author.
Bret Baier Salary
Baier earns an annual salary of $7 million.
Bret Baier Education
Baier graduated from Marist School, a private Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1988. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a BA in political science and English.
Bret Baier Career
After sending in an audition tape, Bret was hired as Fox News’ Atlanta bureau chief in 1998. He covered a variety of stories, including the Timothy McVeigh execution in 2001 and the Elian Gonzalez case in 1999. He has also covered more than a dozen hurricanes and provided a series of reports from Cuba. In 2001, he was named Fox News Pentagon correspondent after driving from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to cover the Pentagon attack.
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. He held the position for five years, traveling to Afghanistan 11 times and Iraq 13 times. He was named Fox News’ White House correspondent in 2007. He covered George W. Bush’s presidency.
He is currently the chief political anchor for FOX News Channel and the host of “Special Report with Bret Baier” (weeknights 6-7 PM/ET). He previously worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL, and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC, before joining Fox News.
Special Report with Bret Baier
Bret took over as Special Report’s anchor in January 2009. Before becoming the permanent anchor, he had previously worked as a substitute for Brit Hume.
Bret Baier Books
Bret has written three books, the first of which was Special Herat: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love, which was released in June 2014. Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, his second book, was released in January 2017. Three Days in Moscow Young Readers’ Edition: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, his most recent book, was released in May 2018. Whitney collaborated on the book’s writing.
Bret Baier Accident
Bret and his family were involved in a car accident in January 2019 when the Jeep he was driving slid through a stop sign on icy roads in Montana while on a ski trip. “After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash,” he said in a statement to USA TODAY.
We were able to climb out of the flipped car thanks to a passing motorist named Zach who stopped and assisted us. And, thanks to first responders and the Montana Highway Patrol, we arrived at the hospital quickly. We are extremely grateful to everyone who assisted us. Everyone should always wear their seatbelts and count their blessings every day, in my opinion.
I tweeted this as we were leaving the hospital, bruised but alive. ‘Don’t take anything for granted; every day is a gift, and family is everything.’ It’s always a good idea to remind yourself of that before allowing something to do it for you.” At the end of “Special Report,” he addressed the accident. “I hit a big patch of ice and couldn’t stop our SUV,” he explained.
We slid into a busy road intersection and into the path of a large pickup truck, which slammed into our driver’s side door. The airbags went off, the windows shattered, and we slid into a ditch and flipped sideways.” “I don’t usually give advice, but I think everyone should count their blessings,” he said, urging people to count their blessings. I know my family will be there tonight… We only had minor injuries: a concussion, 14 stitches on the chin, a jostled tooth, and a sprained ankle. We are extremely fortunate.”
Is Bret Baier a Democrat or Republican
Bret has never made his political affiliation public. It is not known whether he is a democrat or republican.
Bret Baier Fox News
Baier works at Fox News as FOX News Channel’s chief political anchor and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel