Bill Hemmer Signs Multi-Year Deal with FOX News Channel
NEW YORK -- April 2, 2014
FOX News Channel (FNC) has re-signed Bill Hemmer to a multi-year contract
where he will continue hosting America’s Newsroom with Martha
MacCalluminaddition to other significant duties at the network, announced
Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. Along with his 9-11AM/ET weekday
news program, Hemmer had alsoagreed this past September to host the 1PM/ET
hour on a temporary basis until the debut of a new show in that timeslot.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Bill Hemmer is a fantastic all-around
newsman and a tremendous talent. One of his great gifts is his ability to work
so well with everyone — there isn't an hour in our news lineup that Bill
couldn't anchor. He's the consummate team player."
Hemmer added, “There is no better boss in America than Roger Ailes. I’m proud
to work for him and my wonderful, hardworking colleagues at FNC.”
Joining FNC in August of 2005, Hemmer has covered numerous breaking news
events during his tenure with the network, including, the Boston Marathon
bombing, the Newtown school shootings, the earthquake in Haiti and every
national election during that eight year timeframe. Prior to FNC, Hemmer spent
10 years at CNN where he served as co-anchor ofAmerican Morning and anchor of
bothCNN Live TodayandCNN Tonight. A recipient of several awards, including
an Emmy in 1996, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for
WCPO-TV (CBS) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism
from Miami University in Ohio.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to
delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five
cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for
more than 12 years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted
television news source in the country. Owned by 21^st Century Fox, FNC is
available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news
landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
FOX News Channel Media Contact:
Ashley Nerz, 212-301-3294
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