FOX News Channel (FNC) has re-signed Bill Hemmer to a multi-year contract where he will continue hosting America’s Newsroom with Martha MacCallum in addition 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 also agreed 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 of American Morning and anchor of both CNN Live Today and CNN 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 21st 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.
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