49-year-old William Bret Baier came into this world on August 4, 1970, He stands 1,8m tall and weighs 75kg. He is well-known as the host of “Special Report With Bret Baier” airing on the Fox News Channel. He is also the chief political anchor for Fox.
Bret Baier Bio: Early Life, Family Details
Baier was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. His family was devout Catholics, and he was an altar boy at church. His life revolved around his friends.
At the age of nine, he found it difficult to change his life when his father Bill Baier got promoted. His father was a salesman for Sunoco, and he was being transferred to Atlanta, Georgia.
It all worked out fine as his father encouraged him, and as a teenager, he started his own grass-cutting business. Not only did the business keep him busy, but he earned enough to purchase a moped.
Bret Baier Education Details
He attended a private Catholic high school. He received a B.A. degree from DePauw University in political science and English.
Bret Baier Career Details
Baier started his career in Rockford, Illinois, on a local station right after graduation. He was working at CBS before again switching to NBC in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1998 he recorded his masterpiece on a tape and sent it to Fox News. He was designated as the network’s bureau chief in Atlanta, Georgia.
Baier covered the Pentagon attacks in 2001, traveling to Arlington, Virginia. He never returned to Georgia and became the network’s Pentagon correspondent making trips to different countries.
He has traveled all over the world accompanying various administration dignitaries and military officials, reporting from seventy-four countries.
In 2007 he became a White House correspondent for FOX news. Later on, he hosted “Special Reports” on Fridays. In 2008 when Brit Hume retired, Baier replaced him on the program.
Baier received the Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 2017.
Baier has writen three books which are all New York Times bestsellers:
- Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
- Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final MissionSpecial Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love
Bret Baier Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Bret Baier Dating History, Marriage Details
When Amy Hills met Bret on a blind date in 2002, it was a mutual attraction. She flew from Chicago, and together they attended a Rolling Stones concert on a double date.
Two years after they got married in October of 2004. The family lives in Washington, D.C. In 2007 they were blessed with a son Paul Francis Baier born on June 29. Paul was named after his grandfather, Amy’s father, Paul Hills.
Unfortunately, the doctors discovered that Paul had five serious congenital heart defects. His first operation was when he was only 12 days old. He had his third successful heart surgery in 2013. Even though another operation might be necessary in the future, Paul is a healthy growing boy who enjoys sports and playing with his friends.
On July 10, 2010, the family had another boy Daniel Bret Baier who is a healthy and active child. He is also a sports fanatic like his brother.
Bret Braier’s book about his son’s struggles, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love,” tells of his family’s experiences since his first son Paul was born with five congenital heart defects.
Who Is Amy Braier?
Amy Hills was born on May 7, 1978 the only girl among three boys. Her parents are Paul and Barbara Hills, the family lived in Chicago, Illinois. The Hills still live in the same house where their children grew up.
Her father, Paul Hills, is the co-founder of Sage Products, a healthcare medical device company. The elder Hills support healthcare and are part of the Look Forward campaign and promote the local Good Shepherd Hospital’s voluntary services.
Amy went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and returned to Chicago after graduation. She worked as a media planner for Calvin Klein in New York City but once again moved back to Chicago.
She hoped that once she married Baier, they could live in Chicago. However, now that he was on “Special Reports,” the family had to settle in Washington, D.C. So Amy adapted to the lifestyle of Washington, D.C.