Shannon Bream, Supreme Court Reporter for Fox News Channel, visits School of Law

November 17, 2009

On Wednesday afternoon, November 18, Liberty University School of Law welcomed Liberty University alumna Shannon Bream, Supreme Court reporter for Fox News Channel (FNC), to the law school. Ms. Bream spoke on her experiences within the newsroom, the media industry, as well as a detailed story of key events in her past that ultimately led to her position at FOX News.

Ms. Bream joined FNC in 2007 and is currently based in the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau where, she covers all Supreme Court hearings and other policy issues in the Nation’s Capitol. In addition to her frequent appearances on FNC reporting on a variety of issues, Ms. Bream has been recently hosting for “On the Record with Greta” when Greta Van Susteren is absent.

Ms. Bream recently commented in the Liberty Journal, a publication of Liberty University, “We may get a ruling from the Supreme Court where I’m running out on the [court] steps having to digest a 100-page opinion in five minutes and be on the air explaining it in a way that makes sense to the viewers.” “Some days I’m at the White House. Some days I’m on Capitol Hill. It is literally so different every day that I can go days without ever being at the desk because I’m out on assignment somewhere. It’s always a challenge, and you’re learning a new subject or a new topic every day,” she said. For the complete article, visit

“We are pleased to have a person with the caliber of Shannon Bream speak to our students. As a graduate of Liberty University, Shannon has set the bar high for our students who aspire to follow in her footsteps in the field of media and journalism,” remarked Mathew Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law.

Prior to joining Fox News, Ms. Bream was a weekend anchor and covered general assignments for Washington D.C.-based NBC affiliate, WRC-TV. Previously, she anchored the evening and late-night news for the CBS affiliate, WBTV, in Charlotte, N.C. and held writing and reporting positions at the Tampa ABC affiliate, WFTS-TV. After completing her degree from Liberty University she earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.  Before Ms. Bream embarked on her television career, she practiced corporate law in Tampa, Florida.

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