Meet the Author


Chief Political Anchor,
“Special Report with Bret Baier”

FOX News Channel

Bret Baier currently serves as Chief Political Anchor of FOX News Channel and Anchor and Executive Editor of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot.

Baier joined the FOX News Channel early on as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau. On September 11, 2001 he was assigned to the Pentagon to cover the terrorist attacks and has been in Washington, D.C. ever since.

During his time in Washington Bret has covered the Pentagon, the White House and various other beats. Throughout his tenure at the network, Bret has had the privilege of interviewing President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and has secured numerous other exclusive interviews with government and cabinet officials.

Baier serves as the face of the network’s political coverage, co-anchoring numerous debates throughout the 2012 and 2016 campaign seasons. In 2016 Baier interviewed all of the Republican presidential candidates for Special Report and in addition held a townhall with Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders. He continues to provide extensive political coverage for FOX News Channel.

Baier graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. An avid golfer, Bret spends his spare time on the links and with his wife, Amy, and their two young sons, Paul and Daniel. Paul Baier was born with five congenital heart defects and has undergone numerous procedures, including three open-heart surgeries. Bret chronicles their journey in the New York Times Bestselling book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.

Bret also enjoys being active on social media and connecting with viewers and fans. He can be reached via Twitter @BretBaier or on Facebook at

Catherine Whitney is a New York non-fiction author who has co-written many historical and political books, including Lee Iacocca’s bestseller, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?; and Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, which she wrote with the women of the U.S. Senate. She has investigated and written about diverse topics, such as the story of General Motors, the history of modern politics in Virginia, the struggles of military veterans, and the origins of the 2008 Wall Street collapse. She lives in New York.