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Bret Baier signs five-year contract extension with Fox News

Bret Baier signs five-year contract extension with Fox News
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Fox News host Bret Baier has signed a deal extending his contract for another five years, the network announced Thursday.

"I am thrilled to continue working with FOX News Channel for the next five years,” Baier, who first joined the network in 1998, said in a statement about the deal, which renews a contract he signed in 2019. “It has been my home away from home for almost a quarter century.” 

Under the new contract, Baier keeps his jobs as anchor and executive editor of “Special Report” and as Fox News's chief political anchor. Fox News did not disclose the dollar amount of the deal.

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Baier began hosting “Special Report” in 2009, and grew its audience 53 percent, as measured in overall in total viewers, according to the Fox News announcement of his new deal.

He has been central to Fox News’s national political coverage, hosting its 2020 Election Day coverage alongside Martha MacCallum, as well as coverage of the presidential debates and both the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

Baier is known as a nonpartisan journalist willing to publicly push back against statements from prominent figures on the right such as former President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. 

This article was updated on April 1 at 9:15 p.m.