Bret Baier Biography
Bret Baier is a skilled American journalist currently working g at FNC as an anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier weeknights at 6-7 PM and chief political anchor of the network. He joined the news team in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau and is now based in Washington, DC.
Bret Baier Age
How old is Baier? He is 52 years old as of 2023. Baier was born on August 4, 1970, in Rumson, New Jersey.
Bret Baier Education
He attended and graduate from DePauw University, where he received his B.A. in political science and English.
Bret Baier Height|Weight
Baier stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Bret Baier Family
Baier was born in Rumson, New Jersey. He is the son of Bill and Pat Baier. Baier was raised Catholic by his parents. In addition, he also served as an altar boy in his youth. He is of American nationality. Moreover, he belongs to a mixed ethnic background of German and Irish.
Bret Baier Wife
Baier is happily married to Amy Baier. The duo tied the knot on 9 October 2004. They are blessed with two children from this marriage. Paul Francis Baier and Daniel Baier.
Bret Baier Children|Son
Baiers son Paul Francis was born on June 29, 2007. Paul was given a clean bill of health in the first hours after his birth, but the next day, a nurse noticed Paul was turning pale. An echocardiogram soon revealed that Paul had five serious congenital heart defects. Without emergency surgery within days – he would die. Dr. Richard Jonas performed eight-hour open-heart surgery on Paul when he was 12 days old.
The “fix” included inserting what’s called a homograft – a donated baby aorta that connects Paul’s pulmonary artery with the right ventricle of his heart. The donated connector does not grow with him and at 10 months old Paul went in for his 2nd open heart surgery to have it replaced with a bigger version.
Since that time, Paul has had numerous angioplasties to open his arteries and clear the homograft. In September of 2013, Dr. Jonas performed a 3rd successful open-heart surgery on Paul. He will have to have at least one more open-heart surgery and other procedures as he continues to grow, but today Paul is very healthy and active. He loves sports and enjoys spending time with his friends.
Daniel Baier was born on July 10, 2010, and is a healthy, active child. Daniel is a sports fanatic and plays hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. He enjoys playing video games with his friends and following the Washington Capitals. The Baier family touts their Catholic faith for getting them through the most difficult days in the hospital.
Bret Baier Career
Baier started his broadcasting career with a local station in Rockford, Illinois, prior to joining WRAL-TV, then CBS now NBC affiliate (As of February 29, 2016) affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. Baier sent an audition tape to Fox News in 1998 and was hired as the network’s Atlanta bureau chief. He drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to cover the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. 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.
Additionally, he was named Fox News’s White House correspondent in 2007, covering the administration of George W. Bush. In the fall of 2007, he began exchanging Brit Hume, then the anchor of Special Report, on Fridays. Brit Hume anchored his final show and reported that Baier would replace him as anchor of Special Report on December 23, 2008. Baier 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 Barack Obama administration revealed an internal email written by Deputy White House Communications Director, Jennifer Psaki, dated October 23, 2009, that referred to Baier as a “lunatic.”Psaki, who sent the email, later apologized to Baier.
Bret Baier Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Most recently, Baier has covered live breaking news coverage surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, interviewing Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Throughout his tenure at FNC, Baier has played a critical role in every major political event since joining the network. In 2021, he co-anchored a one-hour election special entitled, Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown with The Story’s Martha MacCallum. The program presented special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races as well as the New York City mayoral race.
Bret Baier House
Baier and his wife, Amy, have listed their six-bedroom, seven-bath home in DC’s Berkley for $3.5 million. The house has a workout room, a wine cellar, and a three-car garage it is decorated throughout in Ralph Lauren Home. An online tour of the home shows several plush spaces: a library/pub room with a granite-topped mahogany bar surrounded by bookshelves and a master suite with his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets. The decor embodies the preppy Ralph Lauren look: lots of navy blue, stripes, and paisleys as well as rich mahogany accents and framed photos of horses.
In addition, the house is part of Philips Park, it was built by well-known custom home builder Jim Gibson, the luxury home community off Foxhall Road that sits on land formerly owned by philanthropists Marjorie and Duncan Phillips. The Baiers bought the house new in March 2009 for $3.2 million.
Bret Baier Clinton Foundation|Indictment
Moreover, Baier who hosts “Special Report” on the cable channel, apologized Friday for reporting that indictments were “likely” in an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation investigation, adding that the reports were a mistake.
Three Days In January By Bret Baier
The author of this book: In Three Days in January, Baier masterfully casts the period between Eisenhower’s now-prophetic farewell address on the evening of January 17, 1961, and Kennedy’s inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the closing act of one of modern America’s greatest leaders—during which Eisenhower urgently sought to prepare both the country and the next president for the challenges ahead.
Bret Baier Books
- Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire May 15, 2018
- by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
- Kindle Edition
- Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission Jan 10, 2017, by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
- Three Days in Moscow Young Readers’ Edition: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire May 15, 2018, by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
- Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love Jun 03, 2014, by Bret Baier, Jim Mills
- Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love by Bret Baier (2014-06-03) by Bret Baier;
- By Bret Baier – Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love (Reprint) (2015-06-03) [Paperback] by Bret Baier
Bret Baier Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Bret Baier Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 1.3M followers on Twitter, 442k followers on Instagram, and over 644k followers on Facebook.