January 9, 2017 : By Liberty University News Service
The new year brings a new position for Shannon Bream of Fox News Channel. Beginning Jan. 16, Bream will co-host America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. The program, which airs weekdays from 9-11 a.m. EST, focuses heavily on politics as well as the news of the day. The Bream/Hemmer pairing will last for the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Bream graduated from Liberty with a degree in business in 1993, before getting a law degree at Florida State University.
Over the upcoming months, Bream will also be leading the network’s coverage of President Trump’s first Supreme Court Nomination. She said she is thrilled at the opportunity, even though it will be a big change for her.
“I’m used to commuting back and forth between Washington, D.C. and New York City, but this will be three months living away from my home base in Washington,” Bream said. “I’ll also have to dig in and find my previously undiscovered ’morning person.’ I gave up caffeine more than a year ago, so this should be interesting.”
Bream is proud of her alma mater. She met her husband, Sheldon, at Liberty and spoke at the university’s Commencement in May 2013. She said that her time at Liberty has prepared her for this big move.
“More than anything, it gave me deep roots in my faith,” Bream said. “God always has a bigger plan, and when I’m staying close to Him, I have a deeper peace when things are chaotic. For me, it’s always unsettling to leave home for an extended period, but it’s part of my job. I never know where this business is going to take me, but I know there’s purpose in every twist and turn.”
Bream joined Fox News Channel in 2007. Since then, she has interviewed many big names in politics. But her most memorable was an elderly man who had escaped the Holocaust as a child.
“There was a mistake on his passport, and it was the lucky break that allowed his parents to get him out of Germany just in time,” Bream recalled. “He lost everyone he loved and eventually made it to America. He cried when he talked about how grateful he was to become a U.S. citizen and live in a country that took him in and gave him a chance. I’ll never forget him.”