Bret Baier, chief political anchor for FOX News Channel, will discuss issues of leadership and faith at the 11th annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet on April 28.
Tickets are available now for the annual event that raises financial support for the UMobile Fund and brings a speaker of national prominence to the Mobile area.
Individual tickets are $150 and table sponsorships start at $1,000. Sponsorships and tickets are available now at umobile.edu/banquet16, or call the University of Mobile Development Office at 251.442.2917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The gala event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in downtown Mobile.
Previous UMobile Leadership Banquet speakers have included neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson, former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, retired Col. Oliver North, former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, former Georgia Gov. and retired U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews, and former presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top four shows in cable news. Based in Washington, D.C., Baier joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau.
During the 2012 political season, he served as co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Election HQ alongside Megyn Kelly. In addition, Baier provided extensive coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle, anchoring Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, as well as the Republican and Democratic conventions. Baier also moderated FOX News Channel’s five Republican presidential primary debates.
Baier, Kelly and Chris Wallace anchored three GOP debates for Fox News Channel in 2016 with the debate in Cleveland, OH reaching a record 24 million viewers. He has interviewed all of the presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a Democratic town hall, for Special Report. Baier will continue to provide extensive political coverage of the upcoming election for FOX News Channel.
During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed President Barack Obama, then-President George W. Bush and then-Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014, he interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alongside FNC’s Greta Van Susteren about her book, “Hard Choices,” and the 2016 presidential election. He has also anchored more than 30 political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times, traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from 74 countries. Special Report with Bret Baier was recently acknowledged by TIME magazine’s Joe Klein as the only “straight newscast” in cable news at 6PM/ET.
Prior to his anchor role, Baier was named chief White House correspondent in 2006 and covered the second term of the Bush Administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as defense, military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon.
As FNC’s southeastern correspondent from 1998 to 2001, he covered a range of stories, including the 2001 Timothy McVeigh execution and the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story. He has also provided a series of reports from Cuba and covered more than a dozen hurricanes.
Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC. A graduate of DePauw University, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. He is also the author of The New York Times best seller, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.”
For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.