Fox News signs anchor Bret Baier to multiyear deal

"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier has signed a new multiyear deal with Fox News, the network announced Tuesday.
 
Baier, 48, began his career in Fox News Channel's Atlanta bureau in 1998. He began anchoring "Special Report" 10 years ago, taking over for longtime anchor Brit Hume.
 
"Having just marked my 10 year anniversary of anchoring Special Report and being at FOX News for more than two decades, there is no group of people I would rather be working with to bring complete, fair and balanced news to our viewers," Baier said in a statement. "I am very honored to continue in this role and value the trust that FNC has placed in me to do what I love every day.”
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The network says he will continue as anchor and executive editor of "Special Report" while serving as chief political anchor of the network.
 
“Bret continues to be the gold standard not only across FNC, but the entire news industry and his reporting has played an integral role in the success and growth of the network," said Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News and the Fox Business Network.
 
Baier will continue to co-anchor all 2020 election coverage. 
 
"Special Report" finished 2018 as one of the highest-rated programs in cable news and No. 1 in its time slot against its cable news rivals, averaging 2.29 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.