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Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Interviewed in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Interviewed in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 20, 2011

53449June 20, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "What expectations did you have of a career path when you graduated from college?," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Patricia Sheridan asks of Fox News anchor Bret Baier. "Is this where you wanted to be?," she queries the 1992 DePauw University graduate." Baier, chuckling, responds, "It's definitely exceeded where I wanted to be at this point." The newspaper notes that Baier's program "is the No. 1 cable news show in its time slot."

"Listen, I always dreamed about being in the anchor chair in the middle of a political world, covering Washington when people are really into politics and I think now is that time," says Baier, who cut his teeth at DePauw's student television operation, now known as D3TV. "I really do think people are more in tune with what's coming out of this capital city than they have been in quite some time. So that's what I always dreamed of. When I first started with Fox, soon after Fox News started, I dreamed of being Brit Hume. He's my mentor and friend, and it happened. I have big things ahead to make it even better. I love what I'm doing."

Baier took over for Hume in 2009. 5923

Read the complete interview at the Post-Gazette's website.

At DePauw, Bret Baier majored in political science and English (composition) and was captain of the Tiger golf team. He began his career as a production assistant at CNN and joined FOX News Channel in 1998.

In September 2008, 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.

In April, NPR reported that Baier "finds himself at the forefront of a new generation of stars at Fox News."