Bret Baier (born August 4, 1970) is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. He previously worked as the network's Chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent. On December 23, 2008, it was reported that he would become the host of Special Report, replacing previous anchor Brit Hume.
Bret Baier joined Fox News in 1998. He has covered many stories including the September 11th attacks, the Kosovo War, the Second Iraq War, and the War on Terrorism. In addition, he has also been a guest host for Weekend Live and one of the rotating hosts of The Big Story Primetime.
Baier attended Marist High School, a small private Catholic school in Atlanta, GA, graduating in 1988. Baier then attended DePauw University, class of 1992. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Baier is a Roman Catholic and attends Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.