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Special Report with Bret Baier '92 Was Cable's #3 News Show in 2016

Special Report with Bret Baier '92 Was Cable's #3 News Show in 2016

January 2, 2017

LGL 5046"Fox News Channel dominated the top cable news shows watched in 2016, according to a ranking by The Wrap," reports Forbes. "The five most popular cable news shows aired on Fox News, with the O’Reilly Factor leading with an average of 3.29 million viewers. In second place came Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File, averaging 2.73 million viewers this year and Bret Baier’s Special Report drawing in an average of 2.39 million viewers."

Baier, the network's chief political anchor, is a 1992 graduate of DePauw University.

The article is available at Yahoo! News.

An English (composition) and political science double major at DePauw and captain of the Tiger golf team, Baier was among the first students to work in the then-new Center for Contemporary Media.  While a DePauw student, he interned with Bernard Shaw at CNN and landed his first professional job at WJWJ-TV (PBS) in Beaufort, South Carolina.  He also worked at WREX (NBC) in Rockford, Illinois, and WRAL (CBS) in Raleigh, North Carolina, before joining Fox.

Baier authored the 2014 book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love. His next book, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission, will be published January 10.

Baier returned to DePauw for Old Gold Weekend  in 2013 and spoke as part of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series and received the University's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The talk is summarized here; video is embedded below.