Bill Hemmer currently serves as co-anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) America's Newsroom (weekdays 9-11AM/ET). Hemmer joined the network in 2005 and is based in New York.
As one of the network’s top breaking news anchors, Hemmer has provided extensive coverage of several major stories, including the Boston Marathon bombing from Boston, MA and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from Newtown, CT. He also reported from Haiti on the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, from Texas on the Fort Hood shooting and from Baton Rouge, LA on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, Hemmer traveled to London in the summer of 2005 to cover the aftermath of the London terrorist attack.
Recently in 2015, Hemmer reported live from France on the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. He provided live coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States by reporting live from locations in New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA as well as hosted the special, Fox News Reporting: Losing Faith in America? which focused on the future of Christianity in the United States. Additionally, he contributed to the special Fox News Reporting: Timeline of Hurricane Katrina – 10th Anniversary, which took a look back at the damaging storm that centered in the Gulf Coast in 2005.
During his tenure at FNC, Hemmer has contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Most recently in August 2015, Hemmer, alongside co-anchor MacCallum moderated the 5PM/ET GOP Presidential debates. According to Nielsen data, the debate averaged 6.1 million total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demo, making it the third-highest primary presidential debate ever for the network.
In addition to monitoring election night results on the signature “Bill Board,” he also reported from the political conventions, and the campaign trail where he interviewed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 and then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008. Hemmer also has hosted FNC’s New Year’s Eve coverage live from Time Square in New York City from 2006 to 2014.
Prior to joining FNC, Hemmer was an anchor and correspondent at CNN. While there, he served as co-anchor of American Morning and anchor of both CNN Live Today and CNN Tonight.
A recipient of several awards and honors, including an Emmy Award in 1996, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for WCPO-TV (CBS 9) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Miami University in Ohio.