Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly to Co-Anchor Primetime Edition of “America’s Election Headquarters” 

FOX News Channel (FNC) will present extensive live coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL beginning on Sunday, August 26th. To launch the week, Special Report’s Bret Baier and America Live’s Megyn Kelly will co-anchor America’s Election Headquarters, a one-hour primetime program on Sunday, August 26th from 9-10 PM/ET live from the Fox Sky Box in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  Additionally, Baier and Kelly will continue to anchor America’s Election Headquarters throughout the week in primetime from 10-11:30 PM/ET.

Each night, the program will cover the latest news at the convention and feature a rotating team of commentators including: Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume, Political Analyst Juan Williams, and FNC contributors’ Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Kirsten Powers Mara Liasson and Stephen Hayes. Analysis will be also be provided by former White House Senior Adviser and FNC contributor Karl Rove and Democratic strategist and FNC contributor Joe Trippi. Additionally, Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron and America’s Newsroom co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will offer minute-to-minute updates and interviews with top state delegates live from the convention floor.

FNC will also provide special daytime and primetime coverage with Senior National Correspondent John Roberts, Supreme Court Correspondent Shannon Bream, Chicago-based Correspondent Steve Brown and Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.

Earlier in the week, Chris Wallace will host Fox News Sunday live from Tampa on August 26th and also provide in-depth analysis throughout the RNC.

FNC’s special live programming from Tampa will include:

Sunday, August 26th

  • 12-2 PM/ET – America’s News HQ with Shannon Bream
  • 2-3 PM/ET – FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace
  • 4-6 PM/ET – America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum
  • 7-8 PM/ET – FOX Report Sunday with Shepard Smith
  • 9-10 PM/ET – America’s Election Headquarters – a one-hour convention special co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly
  • 10-11 PM/ET – FOX Report Sunday with Shepard Smith

Monday – Thursday, August 27th – 30th 

  • 6-9 AM/ET – FOX & Friends
  • 9-11 AM/ET – America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum
  • 1-3 PM/ET – America Live with Megyn Kelly
  • 3-4 PM/ET – Studio B with Shepard Smith
  • 4-5 PM/ET – Your World with Neil Cavuto
  • 5-6 PM/ET – The Five
  • 6-7 PM/ET – Special Report with Bret Baier
  • 7-8 PM/ET – FOX Report with Shepard Smith
  • 8-9 PM ET – The O’Reilly Factor (*Live from Tampa on Wednesday and Thursday)
  • 9-10 PM/ET – Hannity 
  • 10-11:30 PM/ET – America’s Election Headquarters with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly (*Timing is based on RNC speakers).
  • 11:30 PM to 1 AM/ET – On the Record with Greta Van Susteren

Friday, August 31st

  • 6-9 AM/ET – FOX & Friends
  • 6-7 PM/ET – Special Report with Bret Baier (*Live from Charlotte)
  • 7-8 PM/ET – FOX Report with Shepard Smith (*Live from Charlotte) will provide a backstage look to the RNC beginning Monday, August 27th.  Online features include: multiple live video streams from the convention center, complete coverage of major and minor events, plus behind-the-scenes video showing how the Fox News team covers the conventions. Digital political editor Chris Stirewalt will offer an extended one-hour edition of Power Play daily at 11:30 AM/ET, with additional updates from FNC anchor Rick Folbaum. Co-anchor of FNC’s Happening Now Jenna Lee and chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt will host online primetime coverage starting at 8 PM/ET. Viewers can log on to the FNC website for in-depth coverage of the RNC at:

FOX News Radio (FNR) will supply live coverage each night of the RNC starting on Monday, August 27th through Thursday, August 30th, from 8-11 PM/ET. FNR’s Senior National Correspondent Rich Johnson and political analyst Jeff Birnbaum will co-anchor the coverage and they will be joined by FNR’s team of campaign reporters including: Jennifer Keiper, Jeff Monosso, Jessica Rosenthal, Eben Brown, Jared Halpern, and White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz along with various political experts and guests. Listeners can log on to FNR website for live streaming of the RNC at:

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network, FOX News Radio and  It also produces “FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace”, The Radio Factor with Bill O’Reilly and FOX News Edge.  FOX News is owned by News Corp.  A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than ten years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. 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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