Success awaited Bill Hemmer until he joined CNN and then Fox News

By: Anthony Norman  |   | 

After his comeback from the tour Asia and Eastern Europe tour, Bill Hemmer worked at WCPO as a news reporter before heading to CNN. With his ten years tenure at CNN i.e. from 1995 to 2005, he hosted several programs like American Morning, CNN Early Edition, CNN Tonight, CNN Live Today, CNN Morning News and other.

While at CNN, he covered the bombing of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and spent 37 days in Tallahassee, Florida, during the Florida election recount of U.S. Presidential Election 2000. He contributed in network’s coverage from World Trade Center site in New York City for a month in aftermath of September 11, 2001, attacks and also reported from Khandahar, Afghanistan during American forces buildup in the early days of The War on Terror. 

Moreover, he was a live reporter of the death ceremony of the great Pope John Paul II from the old Vatican City in 2005. Within a decade, he served a reporter and anchor for various programs of the network. 

Bill made his way to the Fox News Channel on August 2005 and has been serving from network’s news desk and from the field as a reporter and anchor. He handled the extensive coverage of important events including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis, the Iraq War, and 2008 presidential nominee Barack Obama’s interview.

He is among the few known to have been embedded with U.S. Marines in Camp Fallujah, in Iraq. He traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, to cover conditions after Iraq War troop surge of 2007. It is also recognizable that Hemmer played an important role in the election night of 2012 monitoring FNC’s “Bill Board” and covering the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina and the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Currently, he co-anchors network’s one of the most watched news programs America’s Newsroom with Martha MacCallum. The award-winning journalist has earned quite a lot in his career. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million probably resulted by the hefty paychecks he receives from FNC. Reportedly, he makes an annual salary of $400,000.


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