Martha MacCallum currently serves as co-anchor of America's Newsroom alongside Bill Hemmer (weekdays 9-11AM/ET). She joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in January 2004.
During her tenure at FNC, MacCallum has provided extensive coverage of several major breaking news stories and played an integral role in the network’s coverage of the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Recently, on March 15th, 2016 during America’s Election Headquarters, FNC's coverage of the primary races in the seven select states averaged over five million viewers, making it the highest-rated primary night in cable news history, according to Nielsen.
In August of 2015, MacCallum, alongside co-anchor Bill Hemmer moderated the 5PM/ET GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, OH. According to Nielsen, the debate averaged 6.1 million total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demo. MacCallum and Hemmer also co-moderated the 7PM/ET debate on January 28th in Des Moines, IA, just days before the first caucus of the 2016 election.
She has also reported on a variety of national and international events including the threat of ISIS and the shooting of civilian Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. Additionally, she served as FNC's lead anchor in London to report on the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child in 2013 as well as the Royal Wedding in 2011. Her wide-ranging interviews include General David Petraeus, Senator John McCain and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Prior to FNC, MacCallum served a variety of positions at NBC from 1997 to 2003. She was co-anchor of CNBC's Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David and was the anchor of CNBC's Checkpoint, an evening news program focusing on the war against terror and the Iraq war. A frequent contributor to MSNBC’s The News with Brian Williams, NBC's Today, NBC affiliates and CNBC World, MacCallum also created the series Inside the Business for Business Center. In 1997 and 2003, MacCallum was the recipient of the American Women in Radio and Television award for her reporting.
Before joining CNBC, MacCallum was an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV (ION-31), a sports and business network in New York in 1996. Prior to that, she was a business correspondent at Wall Street Journal Television where she anchored The Wall Street Journal Report, World Market Outlook and Business USA from 1991-1996. She began her career as a reporter for Corporate Finance magazine.
MacCallum earned a B.A. in political science from St. Lawrence University.