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.