Bill Hemmer is a prominent journalist who has played a predominant role in the television news industry which has earned him multiple accolades. He is, as of 2019 associated with Fox News, serving as a co-anchor of the Network’s morning show, America’s Newsroom. Hemmer has worked for various television channels and has done some exceptional coverage of environment and political happenings such as his live report from Somerset, Pennsylvania where he covered the mining accident that confined nine workers for a period of 77 hours.
The award-winning journalist has traveled widely to many international destinations to cover difficult and complicated events such as Skopje, Macedonia where he covered the refugee crisis as well as reporting live from Terre Haute, Indiana when Timothy McVeigh who took part in the Oklahoma City bombing was executed. Hemmer has gained special recognition as a result of his daring journalistic skills and live coverages of dangerous events.
Bill Hemmer Biography
The Fox News anchor was born to William Hemmer and Georganne Knittle in Cincinnati, Ohio, the United States on 14th November 1964. His father ended his professional career as an executive of a mattress production company. Bill Hemmer has four siblings and he is the middle child of his parents. Concerning his educational endeavors, he first schooled at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School before completing his elementary education from Elder High School situated in Cincinnati.
While in high school, the apt journalist began showing interest in broadcast journalism as with the help of s friend, he launched a radio music show that played music for a few minutes before they kicked off classes. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Miami University Oxford.
Hemmer carried out a series of internships at different radio stations while in college. His first internship was at WMUB radio station and there, he served as a radio disc Jockey before joining WOXY radio station. After his internships, he began working as a sports producer at WLWT television channel and later joined WPCO channel where he carried out sports anchorage duties before taking a break that lasted for almost a year.
During that time, Bill Hemmer used his break to tour around many countries across the globe and also carried out two weeks of humanitarian work when he visited India. He was sending photos and tapes to some media outlets which they later organized into a collection known as Bill’s Excellent Adventure that earned him two Emmy Awards.
Upon his return from the break, Hemmer was made a news reporter at the TV channel before he got recruited by CNN in 1995. During his time at the News Network, Bill Hemmer served as the host of a number of the Network’s programs including, CNN Morning News, CNN Tonight, CNN Early Edition, among others.
While working as a CNN reporter, Bill Hemmer covered a number of environment and political happenings for which he provided live reports and they include covering the site of World Trade Centre after September 11, 2001 attacks for a month as well as his excellent reportage from Kandahar, Afghanistan during the early stages of The War of Terror.
After carrying out a terrific job at the Cable News Network for which he received an Emmy Award, Bill Hemmer became a Fox News reporter in 2005. There, he also offered live reportage from crime scenes including the shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Fox News anchor among other roles serves as the co-host of America’s Newsroom alongside Sarah Smith.
Salary and Net Worth
Having served as a reporter and anchor at one of the best News Networks in the world, CNN, for a period of ten years along with spending over ten years at Fox News, Bill Hemmer is obviously living a luxury lifestyle, thanks to his earnings as a top journalist. His Fox News salary is estimated to be about $400,000 per year and his financial value is penned at $4 million.
Is He Married, Who Is His Wife? Is He Gay?
Although the award-winning journalist has kept his personal information away from the media, he was reported to have been in a romantic relationship with Dara Tomanovich, an actress and model. The pair began dating in 2005 but unfortunately, the couple headed their separate ways in 2013. Since then, Bill Hemmer has not been linked to any romantic affair. At the moment, the prominent reporter is yet unmarried and reportedly single.
At a certain time, Bill Hemmer was a target of a gay rumor. However, there are no concrete pieces of evidence to prove that he has been in a same-sex relationship.