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Liberty University alumna Shannon Bream named host of ‘FOX News Sunday’

Bream spoke at Liberty’s Homecoming Convocation last October.

Shannon Bream (’93), anchor for FOX News Channel’s “FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream,” made headlines when she was announced today as the new anchor of “FOX News Sunday.” She will begin hosting the program on Sept. 11, according to a Fox News Channel release.

Bream is the first woman to anchor the Sunday morning political talk show in its 26-year history. In addition to this new role, she will also continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent.

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

In making the announcement, CEO of FOX News Media 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.”

Bream graduated from Liberty with a degree in business and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law. In May 2013, she made Liberty history as the university’s first female keynote Commencement speaker. She remains actively connected to Liberty, regularly meeting with students and alumni interning or working in Washington, D.C., as well as giving students tours at the network’s studio. She most recently visited campus as a Convocation speaker and special guest for the Liberty University School of Law during Homecoming last October.

Bream has served as the anchor of “FOX News @ Night” since 2017. She has 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. In February and March, Bream led the network’s late-night coverage of the war in Ukraine, providing viewers with real-time reports as Russian forces invaded the country in an expanded breaking newscast. Bream has contributed to the FOX News Channel’s Democracy 2020 election coverage and live coverage on the confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as well as coverage of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Bream reported live from Capitol Hill on the 2015 Supreme Court decision to rule in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide and covered the 2013 Supreme Court ruling of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2012, as well as provided extensive live coverage of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Bream joined the FOX network in 2007 as a Washington D.C- based correspondent covering the Supreme Court. Bream is also host of “Livin’ the Bream,” a podcast on FOX News Radio where she shares inspirational stories, personal anecdotes, and an insider’s perspective on actions and rulings from the high court. She is a founding author of FOX News Books, the publishing imprint of FOX News Media and the platform’s first franchise author. Her two books, “The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today” (March 2021) and “Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families,” have landed on the New York Times bestsellers list.

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