As FOX News Channel's chief political anchor, Bret Baier enters his 12th year anchoring one of the top cable news shows, “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Prior to his anchor role, Baier was named FOX’s chief White House correspondent in 2006, covering the second term of the Bush administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon. Baier joined the network in 1998 and served as the Southeastern correspondent from 1998 to 2001. He has anchored more than 30 political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times, traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from almost 75 countries. Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois and WJWJ-TV in Beaufort, South Carolina. A graduate of DePauw University, he is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love" and “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission.