Co-Anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Helm FNC’s Coverage

Shepard Smith to Anchor FOX Broadcasting’s Coverage 

FOX News Channel (FNC) will present live coverage of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) address and the Democratic response from Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 5th, beginning at 8:55PM/ET. Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will co-anchor the special coverage, including analysis from FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, The Ingraham Angle’s, Laura Ingraham, The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino, The Five’s Juan Williams and senior political analyst Brit Hume. Additionally, chief White House correspondent John Roberts and chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel will provide live reports from the White House and National Statuary Hall, respectively.

On FOX Broadcasting, FNC’s Shepard Smith will anchor separate live coverage beginning at 9PM/ET. Analysis will be provided by RealClearPolitics’ A.B. Stoddard, along with reports from FNC correspondent Kristin Fisher from outside the Capitol.


  • 4-6AM/ETFOX & Friends First
  • 6-9AM/ETFOX & Friends
  • 9AM-12PM/ETAmerica’s Newsroom co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith
  • 12-1PM/ETOutnumbered
  • 1-2PM/ETOutnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner
  • 2-3PM/ETThe Daily Briefing with Dana Perino live from live from Washington, DC
  • 3-4PM/ETShepard Smith Reporting
  • 4-5PM/ETYour World with Neil Cavuto
  • 5-6PM/ETThe Five
  • 6-7PM/ETSpecial Report with Bret Baier live from Washington, DC
  • 7-8PM/ETThe Story with Martha MacCallum live from Washington, DC
  • 8-9PM/ETTucker Carlson Tonight live from Washington, DC
  • 8:55-11PM/ET – State of the Union Address and the Democratic response co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from live from Washington, DC
  • 11PM-12AM/ETHannity live from Washington, DC
  • 12-1AM/ETThe Ingraham Angle live from Washington, DC
  • 1-2AM/ETFOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream live from Washington, DC will also feature wall-to-wall coverage of President Trump’s second State of the Union speech. In the days and hours leading up to the event, will have a special landing page devoted exclusively to the State of the Union coverage where readers will see a selection of stories setting the stage, including articles about the key challenges facing the United States, issues confronting the president and important context on the successes and failures of the administration over the prior year, as well as video clips from FOX News Channel.

The homepage will feature a live blog that will be continuously updated throughout the speech and the Democratic Party response, including multiple breakout stories, photos and real-time reaction from around the nation. Once the event begins at 9PM/ET, will carry a livestream from inside the House of Representatives and coverage followed by reaction from experts, which viewers can access via:

Additionally, FOX News Radio (FNR) will offer coverage beginning at 8PM/ET, anchored by FNR’s national correspondent Jared Halpern and White House correspondent Jon Decker live from Washington, DC. FNR’S Benson and Harf (6-8PM/ET), with Guy Benson and Marie Harf, will be co-hosting their nationally syndicated talk show live from Washington DC and Fox News Headlines 24/7 will provide updates every 15 minutes on SiriusXM Channel 115. The Fox News Rundown Podcast will provide a full recap of the address the following morning.

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, and the OTT platform, Fox Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country. Additionally, a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country, while a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, Fox News is the top-cited outlet. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


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