This past week, Fox News announced that Shannon Bream, a veteran Fox News journalist, will be taking over “Fox News Sunday” showcasing that the journalist’s lengthy career at the network being a Supreme Court reporter and host of “Fox News @ Night” has paid off.
“When your agent calls and asks, ‘Are you sitting down?’ you’re never really sure how that conversation is going to go,” explained Bream. “But I knew that we were doing good work. … I was hoping that all of those efforts were well received.”
Following the departure of Chris Wallace, who retreated to the doomed CNN+, Bream took over regularly and she repeatedly overperformed by 20 percent and with a 45 percent increase in the 25-45 demo, the show became the highest rated Sunday show for the year, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Shannon shows up every day letting hard work speak for itself, and that kind of work ethic eventually gets noticed,” stated Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. “It’s a simple message that should inspire others who are trying to navigate Washington.”
“In a town of sharp knives, Shannon is that rare person in Washington where you can’t find a single person who will say anything bad about her,” explained political communicator Doug Heye, adding, “She’s as nice as she is smart, which is saying something.”
Bream, a graduate from Liberty University and Florida State Law School, infuses her reporting on the Sunday show with her business and legal background to the bustle of Washington. Making her even more likable to Fox’s audience is her openness in her Christian faith.
“There’s always to me God’s guiding hand, trying to move you from place to place,” she said, adding, “You just want to do it in a way that is of top excellence for your employer, but for me, also, I feel the weight as a Christian to say, ‘I want to do this with excellence and respect in a way that honors the heavenly father, too.’”
Bream, the author of The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today, plans to bring more speakers from outside the Beltway stating, “I think most people out there, most Americans, their whole life isn’t centered inside the Beltway. So we want to acknowledge that. Of course, there’s going to be heavy focus on policy, but I think we will broaden the net that we cast on stories that we think are important every week.”
With her promotion, the reporter has been adjusting to her new schedule along with her dog Biscuit: “I will say that Biscuit Bream was a little surprised when I went to her at 6:30 this morning to get her up for her walk. It’s usually more like 9:30 or 10.”
“But it was nice. The neighborhood was quiet. We went out and did our thing. I’m a night person by, I think, natural rhythm, which is why I’ve really enjoyed the midnight show. It was a good fit for me,” she explained, adding, “But I have really been very intentional about trying to change that clock and make myself go to bed at a reasonable hour and get up like a normal person. So the adjustment is fully underway. I think we’re almost there.”
Fox viewers can catch Bream on Sunday mornings to recap the week’s most pressing news with expert guests from around the country.
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