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Bret Baier '92 to Replace Brit Hume as FOX News Evening Anchor

December 23, 2008

Bret Baier HS 2008 aa.jpgDecember 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — "FOX News Channel has selected White House correspondent Bret Baier to replace Brit Hume as anchor of its weeknight 6 p.m. newscast," reports the Associated Press this afternoon. "Hume is cutting back to part-time work at Fox, and was anchoring his last newscast Tuesday." Baier, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will assume his new duties on January 5.

"Baier is familiar to viewers of the show as Hume's occasional substitute and from his work as Fox's top person in the White House," notes AP. "He said he plans 'on continuing to maintain the prestige of the program in every way I know how.'"

Bret Baier WH Fox.jpgAccess the item, which is appearing on news sites around the world, at the Washington Post.

Bret Baier majored in political science and English at DePauw. He began his career as a production assistant at CNN and joined FOX News Channel in 1998. Further details can be found in this recent story.

In September, Baier returned to his alma mater to participate in "DePauw Discourse 2008: America's Role in the World." The newsman moderated a session with Lee Hamilton '52, the former congressman and co-chair of the Iraq Study Group and 9/11 Commission. An article -- including video and audio clips -- can be accessed here.

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