Bret Baier is the Fox News Channel’s chief political correspondent and the host of Special Report with Bret Baier. He was previously the network’s Chief White House Correspondent as well as a Pentagon correspondent.
Baier began his television career with WJWJ TV16 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, before moving on to WRAL-TV, Raleigh, North Carolina’s CBS affiliate.
In 1998, he sent Fox News an audition tape and was hired as the network’s Atlanta bureau chief. He drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to cover the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001.
He never returned to the Atlanta bureau, instead becoming the network’s Pentagon correspondent, where he spent five years and made 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 trips to Iraq.