Fox News star Bret Baier confirmed this week that he signed a multi-year contract extension on Thursday as host and executive editor of Special Report — a major career move for the highly-respected Fox anchor.
“I am thrilled to continue working with FOX News Channel for the next five years,” Baier said following the report. He added,
“It has been my home away from home for almost a quarter century. [Fox News Media CEO) Suzanne Scott, [Fox News president] Jay Wallace, and the Murdoch’s have been terrific leaders and bosses. I look forward to working closely with my incredibly talented team to cover the Important stories of our time in the fair and honest way our viewers expect.”
Baier has served as host of Special Report since 2009. He has served with Fox News since 1998.
Viewership has increased 53 percent for total viewers and 21 percent for the key 25-54 age demographic, according to the press release.
In addition to Special Report, Baier co-anchored special coverage of the 2020 presidential debates as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
The Fox News host also co-moderated presidential election town halls with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Donald Trump.
Baier has also serve as the author of four New York Times best-sellers, including three history books, “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission,” “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire,” and his most recent “Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II.”
Baier last signed a contract extension in 2019. His new deal will keep him at Fox News until 2026.