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Bret Baier '92 Among Celebrity Participants in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Bret Baier '92 Among Celebrity Participants in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 5, 2018

A Golf article on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which begins today and continues through February 11, notes that Bret Baier is one of the celebrity participants.

"The Fox anchor captained his college golf team at DePauw University in Indiana, and says he still maintains a 5 handicap," writes Jessica Marksbury.

Other celebrities taking part in the event include Bill Murray, Darius Rucker, Tony Romo and Carson Daly.

Read more here.

A 1992 graduate of DePauw, Baier is chief political anchor for Fox News Channel. In 15 days he'll receive the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The Taishoff award is the National Press Foundation’s highest honor for a broadcast journalist.

Baier, who is anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, was an English (composition) and political science double major at DePauw. He 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.Brett Baier Crain Final 031

Baier authored the best-selling books Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love and Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission.

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.