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Bill Hemmer Joins FOX News Channel

Bill Hemmer (search) has joined FOX News Channel as a weekday anchor and correspondent, announced Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of FOX News.

In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Bill is a journalist of great integrity, and his strong reporting and anchoring skills will prove beneficial to the entire FOX News team."

Hemmer added, "I am thrilled to be joining FOX News Channel, and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of the nation's leading cable news network."

For the past 10 years, Hemmer was an anchor/correspondent at CNN, where he most recently co-hosted "American Morning."

While there, Hemmer also anchored "CNN Live Today" and "CNN Tonight."

Earlier this year, he reported live from Rome and Vatican City on the death of Pope John Paul II, and in 2004 he covered both the Democratic and Republican conventions and served as one of CNN's anchors on election night.

In 2003, Hemmer traveled to Kuwait to report on the ongoing tensions with Iraq, and stayed on-site to cover Operation Iraqi Freedom when the war began.

Prior to that, he reported live from Jerusalem on the tension in the Middle East, and earlier was stationed at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Hemmer also reported live from Tallahassee, Fla., for 37 straight days during the election 2000 recount.

During his stint at CNN, Hemmer also provided extensive coverage of Hurricanes Ivan (2004), Jeanne (2004) and Floyd (1999).

In 1998, he spent more than a month covering the crisis in Kosovo. While there, he reported on the aerial bombing missions from Aviano Air Base in Italy, the refugee crisis from Skopje, Macedonia and the latest NATO developments from Brussels.

A recipient of several awards and honors, including a 1996 Emmy Award, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for WCPO-TV (CBS) in Cincinnati. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and is a native of Cincinnati.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, entertainment and business news.

For more than three years, FNC has been the most watched cable news channel in the nation and currently presents 11 out of the top 12 programs in cable news. Owned by News Corp. (NWS), FNC is available in more than 85 million homes.