Five Minutes with Martha MacCallum

Martha MacCallum
Noticed a new face on "FOX News Live?" We caught up with Martha MacCallum to welcome her to the FNC family and to get to know her a little better:

Describe the moment when you decided you wanted to live your life as a journalist:

I will never forget the assassination attempt on President Reagan. It was my first experience with one of those "everyone remembers where they were" moments.  I realized then that a moment can change the course of history. I wanted to be in a place where those moments would be my work.

Name one thing you absolutely cannot live without:

Can't live without newspapers — on paper, not the Internet —  no offense!

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

My sister Jane. She is a total news junkie from way back. She made me watch the Watergate hearings when I was a little kid. She has great courage and judgement, qualities I really admire. 

Where did you grow up?

I'm a Jersey girl for the most part — Springsteen and Sopranos land. We moved around though; My Dad was with IBM, so we were in Chicago, Maryland and New York as well.

Name your favorite author and/or book?

Katherine Graham's "Personal History" is a favorite. I also love presidential biographies.

What was your first car?

This is pathetic. I didn't own my own car until I got married. I rode the subway a lot in those days!

Your favorite movie of all time?

There are so many! I'd have to say "The Best Years of Our Lives" with Dana Andrews. It's a great story about soldiers adjusting to life at home after WWII.

What is one thing viewers would never guess about you?

That I have a secret wish to sing on Broadway, which by the way will never happen!

What is your most memorable moment while working in news?

September 11th. For anyone working in a newsroom that day it has to be September 11th.

Martha MacCallum currently serves as an anchor for "FOX News Live," airing weekdays 9 am — 1 pm ET.