About 18 years have passed since Bret Baier and Amy got married. Paul and Daniel, the couple’s two sons, were born.
Paul was born with cardiac issues, and President George W. Bush invited Baier, his wife, and son to the Oval Office for a visit before the child’s open-heart surgery in 2008 and had the White House doctor give him an update on Paul’s condition.
Baier received the “Significant Sig” designation from the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 2009.
Before joining WRAL-TV, the then-CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, Baier started his television career with a regional station WJWJ TV16 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
In 1998, he sent Fox News an audition tape, and the network hired him to run its Atlanta bureau. He traveled from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, on September 11, 2001, to cover the Pentagon attack.
He was hired as the network’s Pentagon correspondent, never returned to the Atlanta bureau, and spent five years in that position, making 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 to Iraq.
In 2007, he was appointed as the White House correspondent for Fox News, where he covered the George W. Bush administration. He started filling in on Fridays for Special Report anchor Brit Hume in the fall of 2007.