JOURNALIST Shannon Bream will be making history in just a few weeks as she will become the first woman to host FOX News on Sunday.
The former lawyer-turned-reporter, 51, was revealed to be Chris Wallace’s permanent replacement after he left the network in 2021.
FOX journalists Bret Baier, Mike Emanuel, Dana Perino and Gillian Turner were among the hosts who took turns presenting the show following Wallace’s departure.
Bream was confirmed as the show’s permanent host on August 11.
Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, said Bream is an “outstanding journalist, reporter and presenter.”
Scott added that Bream has “formed a strong and enduring relationship” with viewers.
The reporter’s appointment means she will become the first woman to host FOX News Sunday in its 26-year history.
She said: “It has been my honor to cover major news stories across Washington for the past 15 years at FOX News.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to host a Sunday show and I look forward to this new role.”
Bream, from Tallahassee, Florida, graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1996 before becoming a lawyer specializing in racial discrimination and harassment.
She told Northern Virginia in June, “I ended up going to law school because I’m really interested in politics and law and how our country works. So that was a good basis.
“But I didn’t really love practicing law … I just kept feeling this urge for news.”
But five years later, she switched careers when she decided to switch to journalism.
Bream worked as an evening and nighttime news reporter for CBS affiliate WBTV.
She presented alongside anchor John Carter.
In an interview with the Charlotte Observer in 2012, Carter recalled the moment when a production camera appeared to fail while Bream was reading a story.
He told the outlet: “She’s reading this serious story and the camera pointed at her starts going up and down and sideways and then turns around while the video portion of the story played.
“She just lost her laugh and fell off her chair.
“It was spinning around like it’s nobody’s business, like it’s possessed.
“She was on the floor and I had to finish reading the story, then we went to the commercial.”
“INTELLIGENT AND DAILY”
Carter said Bream was a smart and hardworking reporter.
Bream joined FOX in 2007 after working at WRC-TV in Washington DC, where she was a weekend presenter.
Before becoming the network’s Chief Legal Correspondent, she covered and reported on Supreme Court cases.
Bream has covered some of the most important stories that have rocked America in recent years.
She reported on the death of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September 2020 at the age of 87.
She interviewed Jill Biden and the couple spoke about Joe Biden’s candidacy for the White House.
Bream has covered the impeachment trial of former President Trump and has covered Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
But she described Brett Kavanaugh’s 2018 Supreme Court nomination as “nothing different” from what she had previously reported.
She said, “It was just unlike anything I’ve ever done, other than the memories and the impact I had observing the American constitutional system.”
And she covered the dramatic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Bream is also an author who has been on the New York Times Best Seller list on two separate occasions.
Her first book, The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today, was on the list for 15 weeks.
Bream spent five of those weeks at number one.
In March 2022 she published her second book entitled Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak.
Bream is scheduled to begin her role on September 11th.
That means there will be a number of guest presenters hosting Bream’s latest show, FOX News @ Night.
Colleagues and journalists from across the media industry have congratulated Bream on becoming the new anchor of FOX News Sunday.
Brit Hume, a senior political analyst, said: “Congratulations to Shannon Bream on being appointed as the new anchor of Fox News Sunday.
“She is an excellent journalist and broadcaster and a wonderful person.”
Special Report host Baier said Bream will be “amazing” in her new role.
“AN INCREDIBLE ANCHOR”
Foreign correspondent Trey Yingst described Bream as an “incredible anchor and person” in a gushing post.
And former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who co-hosts Outnumbered, said she will “tune in” to FOX News on Sunday when Bream is on the air.
Bream becomes the permanent face of the show – months after Chris Wallace left the network.
Wallace hosted the program for 18 years but said in December 2021 it was time to retire from politics.
The veteran journalist said he wanted “to try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things that interest me”.
At the end of his last show, he said: “After 18 years – this is my last Fox News Sunday. It is the last time – and I say this with real sadness – that we will meet like this.
“Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised me that they would never interfere with any guest I booked or any question I asked, and they kept that promise.
“I was able to report to the best of my ability, share the stories I feel are important, and hold our country’s leaders accountable. It was a great ride.”
Wallace switched from Fox to CNN+, but the streaming service shut down.
Two sources told Axios he will be hosting a Sunday night show on CNN.
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