Bill Hemmer Biography
Bill Hemmer is an American journalist currently serving as the Chief Anchor of the Fox News Channel and the host of the TV show Bill Hemmer Reports.
Bill Hemmer Education
Bill was born with a severe learning disability. He fought for years to overcome it but is still noticeable in his speech and speed of reading a prepared text.
Hemmer studied at Our Lady of Victory (Cincinnati) Catholic parochial school before graduating from Elder High School in Cincinnati in 1983.
Hemmer and a friend started a radio program during his senior year at Elder High School, playing fifteen minutes of music before classes began. He credits this time as the beginning of his interest in broadcasting.
Hemmer then attended Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. During his time at Miami University, Hemmer joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and studied in Europe at the Miami University Dolibois European Center, which was then located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
Bill Hemmer CNN
From 1995 to 2005, Hemmer worked at CNN hosting a number of programs, including CNN Tonight, American Morning (originally with Paula Zahn, and later with Soledad O’Brien), CNN Morning News, CNN Early Edition, and CNN Live Today with co-anchor Daryn Kagan.
In May 2001, he played an instrumental role in the network’s coverage of the Timothy McVeigh execution, reporting from Terre Haute, Indiana, where McVeigh was murdered for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing.
In September 2001, Hemmer reported from the World Trade Center site in New York City for a month in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also reported from Khandahar, Afghanistan during the buildup of American forces in the early days of The War on Terror.
In the summer of 2002, he reported live from Somerset, Pennsylvania, on the mining accident that trapped nine workers for 77 hours when a wall separating their tunnel from an abandoned, flooded mine gave way, sending millions of gallons of water into their work area.
In 2003, he went to Kuwait to report on escalating tensions in Iraq and stayed on-site to cover Operation Iraqi Freedom when the war began.
Additionally, Hemmer spent more than a month covering the crisis in Kosovo, where he reported on the aerial bombing missions from Aviano Air Base in Italy, on the latest NATO developments from Brussels, and the refugee crisis from Skopje, Macedonia.
Bill Hemmer Fox News
Hemmer joined Fox News Channel in August 2005. From 2020, Hemmer has been the host of the TV show Bill Hemmer Reports and Chief Anchor for breaking news and other live major events. Before that, Hemmer was a morning co-anchor of America’s Newsroom.
During the summer of 2006, during the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, he reported from the front lines in the town of Metula in northern Israel. Throughout the 2008, 2012, and 2016 election seasons, Bill Hemmer covered the political party conventions from their respective cities—including the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary.
In July 2018, he traveled to Helsinki, Finland to report on President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the following year, he covered February’s nuclear summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un from Hanoi, Vietnam, concluding that assignment at the DMZ in South Korea.
Additionally, Hemmer had the first interview with current U.S. Attorney General William Barr when he traveled to EL Salvador after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation in May.
Hemmer works at Fox News Channel where he works alongside other famous Fox News Channel anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- David Asman
- Adam Klotz
- Janice Dean
- Matt Finn
- Bret Baier
- Dana Perino
- Gregg Jarrett
- Stuart Varney
- Todd Piro
- Pete Hegseth
- Jillian Mele
- Brian Kilmeade
Bill Hemmer Age / How Old is Bill Hemmer?
He was born on November 14, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 14 November every year. Hemmer is 58 years old.
Bill Hemmer Height
Hemmer stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 meters) tall and weighs about 78 lbs (172 lbs).
Bill Hemmer Family / Parents
Hemmer is the son of William R. Hemmer (Bill), a retired mattress manufacturing-company executive, and Georganne M. Knittle, a homemaker. He has four siblings and is the middle child and second son.
Bill Hemmer Wife / Is Bill Hemmer Married?
As of 2020, Hemmer is not married. He was in a long-term relationship with Canadian model Dara Tomanovich. The two started dating in 2005 and they separated in 2013. Dara Tomanovich earned her big break after meeting with German designer Karl Lagerfeld in Paris. Karl hired her to become the face of the French luxury house, Chloe.
Bill Hemmer Net Worth
Hemmer has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 million which he has earned from his successful career as a Chief Anchor.
Bill Hemmer Salary
Hemmer earns an estimated annual salary of $40,000 – $110,500.
Bill Hemmer Gay
Bill is straight.
Bill Hemmer House
He lives in Sag Harbor, NY. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms over 3,000 sqft square feet of space.
Bill Hemmer Leaving Fox
Bill is still a host at Fox News. He did however replace Shepard Smith on cable.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Hemmer.
Who is Bill Hemmer?
He is an American journalist
How old is Bill Hemmer?
57 years old as of 2021
How tall is Bill Hemmer?
5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 meters)
Who is Bill Hemmer married to?
How much money does Bill Hemmer earn?
$40,000 – $110,500
How much is Bill Hemmer worth?
$1 Million – $5 million