Fox News' Bret Baier Signs New Multi-Year Deal

Bret Baier - H 2015
Courtesy of Fox News Channel

Bret Baier - H 2015

The 'Special Report' and chief political anchor will stay on through (and past) the 2016 election.

Bret Baier is staying put on during and after the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. Fox News Channel's chief political anchor and the host of Special Report has signed a new multiyear deal to keep him on past the upcoming campaign cycle.

“As one of the most trusted anchors in the industry, Bret’s work ethic and style have played an integral role in the leadership of our Washington bureau and the success of the network," said FNC chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. "We are proud that his strong journalistic instincts and political expertise will be a part of Fox News throughout our 2016 election coverage and for many years to come.”

Baier is getting one of the first marquee events of the Presidential Election, moderating the first GOP debate with colleague Megyn Kelly on Aug. 6.

"It is a real privilege and honor to continue at FOX News, where I have worked for almost two decades," said Baier. "During that time, I have been given many amazing opportunities and am incredibly grateful that Roger Ailes has put his trust in me again. With the political season now in full swing and the world news environment constantly changing, there is still no better place to be — to bring fair and balanced news to viewers."

Special Report airs weeknights at 6 p.m. Despite the fact that the telecast is outside of primetime, it regularly ranks as the No. 5 show across all of cable news.