Bream selected as Fox News Sunday host

Shannon Bream photo via Fox News Media

Shannon Bream, a Fox News Channel veteran who is the network’s chief legal correspondent, is the new anchor of the “Fox News Sunday” political talk show, filling a role left vacant when Chris Wallace left last December. 

Bream was among the rotating guest anchors of Fox’s Sunday show over the past several months. Fox said that each time Bream hosted, viewership was up 20% over the 2021 average — when Wallace was host. 

She will relinquish her role anchoring a weeknight newscast that airs at midnight on Fox News Channel, the network said. 

In making the announcement, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said, “Shannon is an outstanding journalist, reporter and anchor who has cultivated a strong and enduring relationship with the Fox News Media audience.” 

When she officially starts on Sept. 11, she’ll be the third host of the 26-year-old show, after the late Tony Snow and Wallace. “Fox News Sunday” airs on the Fox broadcast network and is later repeated on the news channel. 

“It has been an honor to cover major news throughout Washington over the last 15 years at Fox News,” Bream said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to host a Sunday show and look forward to this new role.” 

Since 2017 Bream has served as the anchor of FOX News @ Night (12-1 AM/ET)which airs in primetime in the Mountain and Western time zones. The program regularly outpaces its cable news competition across the board, averaging more than 1.1 million viewers and 218,000 in the demo this past quarter. She has also conducted news-making interviews throughout her tenure, including an exclusive sit-down with Justice Neil Gorsuch after he was confirmed, and wide-ranging interviews with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 

She has covered every landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court since joining the network in 2007. Most recently, Bream led network coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and reported on the leaked draft opinion through the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Before joining Fox News Channel, Bream anchored the evening and late-night news for WBTV in Charlotte from 2001-2004.  

Bream is also the first franchise author of the Fox News book imprint, where she has written two books on women and the Bible. She was a corporate lawyer before entering journalism. 

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