Bret Baier Net Worth
Bret Baier Net Worth and salary: Bret Baier is an American television host and previous Chief White House Correspondent as well as Pentagon correspondent who has a net worth of $16 million. (William) Bret Baier was born August 4, 1970 in Rumson, New Jersey. Baier began his television career with a local station in Rockford, Illinois before joining WRAL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. He submitted an audition tape to Fox News in 1998 and was hired as the network's Atlanta bureau chief. On September 11, 2001, he drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia to cover the attack on the Pentagon. He never returned to the Atlanta bureau and was instead hired as the network's Pentagon correspondent, remaining at the post for five years, during which time he made 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 trips to Iraq. He became Fox News's White House correspondent in 2007, covering the administration of George W. Bush. In the fall of 2007, he began substituting for Brit Hume, the then-anchor of Special Report on Fridays. On December 23, 2008, Brit Hume anchored his final show and announced that Bret Baier would replace him as anchor of Special Report. A Freedom of Information Act request filed to investigate alleged anti-Fox News bias in the Barack Obama administration revealed an internal email from the White House communications office, dated October 23, 2009, that referred to Baier as a "lunatic." The aide who sent the email later apologized to Baier. Special Report with Bret Baier was recently acknowledged by TIME Magazine's Joe Klein as the only "straight newscast" in cable news at 6PM/ET.