Bill Hemmer

Bill Hemmer

Co-Anchor of 'America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer & Dana Perino'

Bill Hemmer currently serves as co-anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) America’s Newsroom (weekdays, 9-11 AM/ET). Hemmer joined the network in 2005 and is based in New York.Read More

As one of the network's lead breaking news anchors, Hemmer has provided extensive live coverage of several major stories throughout his more than 15 years with FNC, including every election cycle since joining the network. Most recently, Hemmer contributed to FNC's 2022 Midterm election coverage and previously provided live coverage on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, anchoring breaking news coverage from network headquarters. Prior to this, Hemmer contributed to Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown. The program presented special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races as well as the New York City mayoral race. Previously, he anchored live coverage as rioters mobbed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. Additionally, he contributed to FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage, breaking down the results on the eponymous "Bill-board," which garnered the highest ratings for election night coverage in cable news history with 14.1 million total viewers. Previously in March 2020, Hemmer co-moderated a town hall with then-President Donald Trump and leading members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. 

Prior to his current role, Hemmer served as anchor of Bill Hemmer Reports and previously was co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Newsroom from 2007 until 2019. In this role, Hemmer covered several breaking news events and offered special coverage on a variety of major stories. During this time, Hemmer contributed to FNC's live broadcast coverage of the U.S. summit with North Korea in Vietnam where he co-anchored America's Newsroom live from Hanoi, Vietnam and provided updates and developments from the summit with expert guests and analysis. He also co-anchored America's Newsroom live from Helsinki, Finland during President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In 2018, Hemmer provided live coverage alongside Shannon Bream of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In May 2017, Hemmer also sat down with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a wide-ranging interview. In 2016, he reported from France on the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and provided live coverage of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States by reporting from various locations in New York City and Philadelphia.

Previously, Hemmer reported live on the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as the Fort Hood military base shooting in 2009. In 2005, Hemmer traveled to England to cover the repercussion of the London terrorist attack as well as to Baton Rouge, LA to report on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Hemmer was also featured in the special FOX News Reporting: Timeline of Hurricane Katrina – 10th Anniversary, which took a look back at the damaging storm that centered in the Gulf Coast. Additionally, Hemmer hosted FNC's New Year's Eve coverage live from Time Square in New York City from 2006 to 2014.

During his tenure at FNC, Hemmer has also contributed to the network's coverage of the 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. In August 2015, Hemmer, alongside co-anchor Martha MacCallum moderated the candidate forum as part of its Republican presidential primary debate coverage in Cleveland, OH. According to Nielsen, the debate averaged 6.1 million in total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demographic. Hemmer and MacCallum also co-moderated the 7 PM/ET debate on January 28th in Des Moines, IA, just days before the first caucus of the 2016 election. In addition to monitoring election night results on the signature "Bill-Board," he has also reported from the political conventions, and the campaign trail where he interviewed then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 and then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008.

Prior to joining FNC, Hemmer served as co-anchor of American Morning and anchor of both CNN Live Today and CNN Tonight. A recipient of several awards and honors, including an Emmy Award in 1996, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for WCPO-TV (CBS 9) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Miami University in Ohio.