Heather Childers is the host of Fox News Channel's (FNC) morning program, Fox & Friends First (weekdays 4-5AM/ET). She joined the network in October 2010 and is based in New York.Read More
Childers helped launch the show in March of 2012, co-anchoring a 5-6 am ET segment, then built on its success with expanded coverage beginning at 4 am ET in March, 2017.
Prior to assuming her current role, Childers provided live coverage of the 2013 Al-Qaeda terror threats that forced U.S. Embassies to close in the Middle East. Previously, she covered Asiana Flight 214's crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Superstorm Sandy as well as the impacts of the deadly tornado in Moore, OK. Childers also anchored FNC's America's News HQ from 2011 to 2013.
Before joining FNC, Childers held the role of weekday evening anchor for News 14 Carolina, a 24-hour news service in North Carolina. During her eight-year tenure with the network in Charlotte, she anchored extensive live coverage of major local and national news events, including the War on Terror and anniversary of 9/11.
Prior to News 14 Carolina, Childers was the weekend evening anchor and weekday reporter for WLOS-TV (ABC) in Asheville, NC. Before that, she was hired as a weekday anchor for WFLX-TV (FOX) in Albany, GA and was promoted to news director within one year.
A recipient of several awards, including the National Academy of Television Journalists award for Best Female News Anchor, Childers began her career as a producer at WCNC-TV (NBC) in Charlotte, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.