Bret Baier '92 Slated to Play in Bob Hope Classic

Bret Baier '92 Slated to Play in Bob Hope Classic

January 7, 2011

89439January 7, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Bret Baier, Fox News anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is among the celebrity participants scheduled to play in the 52nd Bob Hope Classic, January 17-23, in La Quinta, California.  The host of Special Report with Bret Baier was a member of the Tiger golf team while a student at DePauw.  It will be his debut appearance in the Hope Classic.

Among the other celebrity participants scheduled to play in the first four rounds (72 holes): musicians Alice Cooper and Don Felder; actors Kurt Russell, William Devane, Peter Gallagher and  Kevin Nealon; and athletic greats Greg Maddux, Bo Jackson, Sterling Sharpe and Scott Hamilton.  Pro golfers who have committed to play include Matt Kuchar, Stewart Cink, Mark Calcavecchia, Ryan Palmer, Heath Slocum, Bubba Watson and Cameron Beckman.

In 51 years, the Classic has donated nearly $49 million to charities throughout the Coachella Valley.

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Last month, Baier signed a new, multi-year deal with Fox.  "The DePauw University graduate has become increasingly important to the network as it strives to match its tremendous ratings success with an improved reputation for reporting and balanced analysis," wrote the Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik in announcing the contract.

Bret Baier was an English (composition) and political science major at DePauw. In 2008, he returned to his alma mater to discuss his career and to extol the advantages of a DePauw degree. A story with audio clips can be accessed here.