Fox News Channel is staying in the Bret Baier business. The outlet said today that the newsman has signed a new multiyear deal to remain as anchor and executive editor of Special Report, its 6 p.m. ET show that marks its 10th anniversary this month.
Baier also will continute to co-anchor FNC’s 2020 election coverage.
“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. “From election nights to his nightly broadcast Special Report, Baier brings unparalleled journalistic expertise and political knowledge that our viewers continue to tune in for, and we are proud that he will be with us for many years to come.”
Airing a couple of slots ahead of Fox’s one-two punch of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, Baier has been something of an iconoclast at the network. He recently has hit back against President Donald Trump’s claim of the news media being the “enemy of the people,” asked on-air why Michael Flynn lied to the FBI and pressed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the investigations against him that ultimately led to his resignation from the Cabinet.
The Special Report staff posted on social media today a letter to Baier from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi congratulating him on a decade of fronting the program: