Anchor Bret Baier has renewed his contract with Fox News Channel, extending a pact that was last negotiated in 2019.
The deal will keep Baier at the network through 2026 and will maintain his roles as anchor and executive editor of the Fox Corp. network’s “Special Report” and as the outlet’s chief political anchor. The new contract will last for five years. Fox News tends to sign talent to three-year terms.
“I look forward to working closely with my incredibly talented team to cover the Important stories of our time in the fair and honest way our viewers expect,” Baier said in a prepared statement.
While Fox News may best be known for its primetime opinion programs, Baier has been a regular on-air presence during news moments of national import, and co-anchors election coverage, often with Martha MacCallum. It was that duo that informed Fox News viewers in November that Joe Biden had officially won the 2020 presidential election, and who interviewed members of Fox News’ Decision Desk about their early projection that Biden would prevail among voters in Arizona.
More to come…