Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Co-Moderate Each Event
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NEW YORK – JANUARY 3, 2024 –FOX News Channel (FNC) will host two live town halls with presidential candidates former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis focused on women’s issues at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa from 6-7 PM/ET on January 8th and 9th respectively. Airing on Special Report, chief political anchor Bret Baier and The Story anchor and executive editor Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the town halls with Haley appearing on January 8th and DeSantis on January 9th. Each candidate will take questions from Baier and MacCallum in front of a live audience.
In August 2023, Baier and MacCallum co-moderated the first Republican Presidential Primary debate in Milwaukee which featured Gov. DeSantis and Ambassador Haley, as well as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Doug Burgum, Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Asa Hutchinson. Viewed by 13 million people, the debate was the most-watched of the 2024 election cycle and the highest-rated non-sports telecast of the year. Baier and MacCallum have also both hosted Gov. DeSantis and Ambassador Haley on their respective programs since they announced their campaigns for president. MacCallum also conducted a dual interview with Gov. DeSantis and his wife Casey in December.
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