Bret Baier - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Bret Baier
Profession: Journalist, Chief political Anchor
Best Known For: Special Report with Bret Baier (TV show)
Salary: $7 million
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 4, 1970 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
William Bret Baier
Birth Place: Rumson, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Bill Baier
Mother's Name: Pat Baier
Siblings: 1

Tim Baier (brother)

High School: Marist High School
University: DePauw University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 4, 2004
Wife's Name: Amy Baier
Children: 2

Paul Francis Baier (son)
Daniel Bret Baier (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Bret Baier?

Bret Baier is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier.

Credit: Variety (Bret Baier)

Bret Baier – Age, Family, Siblings

Bret Baier was born William Bret Baier on August 4, 1970. His birthplace is in Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.A.  He lived there until he was 10 years old and the family soon relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. 

Regarding family, his parents are Bill Baier and Pat Baier. He has a sibling as well, a brother named Tim Baier.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Marist High School, graduating from the same in 1988. He then went on to enroll at DePauw University to study political science and English. Bret Baier graduated from there in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in political science and English. 

His ethnicity includes German and Irish.

Bret Baier – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Baier went on a blind date with Amy on October 4, 2002, after mutual friends set them up. 

Bret Baier married Amy Baier on October 9, 2004, after two years of dating. The couple has two children together. Their first child, son Paul Francis Baier was born on 29 June 2007. Paul was born with a potentially fatal heart defect. He underwent a successful sixth open-heart surgery on September 19, 2013.

The couple’s other child, also a son was born on July 7, 2010. He was named Daniel Bret Baier. According to the family, he loves sports and plays hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. Like all kids, he loves to play video games.

The couple seems content with their life and there are no rumors of divorce.

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Credit: prople (Bret Baier and his wife Amy Baier)

Bret Baier – Career

Bret Baier’s career in Television developed gradually. First, he worked at a local station in Rockford, Illinois, and later joined WRAL-TV. Eventually, Baier joined Fox News in 1998 as its Atlanta bureau chief. 

In 2001, Bret Baier drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia to cover the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon. He was immediately made the Fox News’ Pentagon correspondent. While working there for the next five years, Baier made 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 trips to Iraq to cover various events.

In 2007, Bret Baier was promoted to Fox News's White House correspondent. That year he covered the administration of George W. Bush and worked in Special Report as a substitute for Brit Hume. Baier permanently replaced Hume in January 2009 after Hume’s final show was anchored on December 23, 2008.

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Bret Baier is also a writer and an author, having written three books (excluding reprinted books) as of 2019. His first book Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love was published on 3rd June 2014 followed by Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission on Jan 10, 2017, and co-authored with Catherine Whitney. 

His most recent book Three Days in Moscow Young Readers’ Edition: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, also co-written with Whitney was published on May 15, 2018.

Credit: today how (Bret Baier appears on Today with his wife and sons in June  2014)

Bret Baier – Controversy, Accident

Deputy White House Communications Director Jennifer Psak had written an email, dated October 23, 2009, during the Barack Obama administration. The email revealed Psak calling Bret Baier a "lunatic."

She later issued her apologies to Baier.

On January 21, 2019, Bret Baier along with his wife and two sons were involved in an automobile accident in Montana. The family was on a weekend skiing trip and Baier was scheduled to be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. So, the host, Stephen Colbert broke the news.

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Credit: Instagram (Bret Baier and his family on  the skiing trip)

The jeep he was driving slid through a stop sign as the rods were icy. Baier later released a statement,

“After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash. Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly."

"We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out. My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings every day.”

The family was soon released from the hospital after receiving treatment for their injuries.

Bret Baier – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Baier are estimated at around $20 million and $7 million respectively.

Bret Baier – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Bret Baier is followed by thousands of followers. He also has an official website -

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