A year ago, former Fox News Sunday presenter Chris Wallace left the cable network for CNN, where he praised on-demand streaming. Wallace was a well-established legend, but the seeming upward movement turned out to be more lateral. He was replaced at Fox by an upcoming celebrity.
In response to Wallace’s departure, Fox News added journalist and attorney Shannon Bream. After presenting Fox News @ Night for five years, the 51-year-old anchor became the host of Fox’s Fox News Sunday. While attending law school in Florida, Bream won the Miss Florida USA Pageant, the Miss Virginia Pageant, and finished fourth at the 1995 Miss USA Pageant.
Bream is also the chief legal correspondent for Fox News Channel.
The star is currently gleaming.
The assignment has shown to be a wise one, as the newly appointed host, Bream, has elevated the show’s ratings to new heights. Not only ratings, but ratings in a highly desired demographic. Bream has made her Sunday program a must-see for younger people. According to TV executives, hers is the only Sunday public affairs program growing in the crucial and affluent 25-54-year-old group.
The Washington Examiner states that she has increased their audience by 13% and widened the 18-49 demographic by 16% since Wallace’s last broadcast.
When Fox chose Bream to quit her late-night role to host the highly coveted Sunday show, few were aware she was even in the running. Fox sources remarked, however, that her ratings were consistently high when she filled in for Wallace, and that her alterations to the traditionally abrasive show had garnered her new admirers. “It’s been an honor to join the tradition of Fox News Sunday, and we’re all about bringing new people to join us in the conversation,” Bream told Washington Secrets on Thursday. She said, “It’s a privilege to be in folks’ homes every Sunday, and we’re glad they’ve found reasons to keep coming back.”
Fox News reports that Bream joined the network in 2007 as a journalist covering the Supreme Court from Washington, D.C.
Bream is also the host of the podcast Livin’ the Bream on Fox News Radio, where she delivers motivational stories, personal experiences, and an insider’s view on acts and judgments from the Supreme Court. She is one of the original authors of FOX News Books, an imprint of FOX News Media. Notably, her debut publication, The Women of the Bible speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today, was the thirteenth best-selling adult nonfiction book in 2021, according Bookscan, and spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at the top.
In March of 2022, she published the second book in the franchise, Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, which rose to number one on the New York Times bestseller list, moving 200,000 copies within the first five weeks.
Bream has covered high-profile news such as the recent Supreme Court judgment on Roe v. Wade and the leaked opinion, as well as Senate hearings and live breaking news coverage on elections and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She has interviewed Jill Biden about her husband’s choice to run for president, her son Hunter Biden, and the investigations surrounding former President Donald Trump.
Fox adds Bream to its collection of consistently high-ranking news programs. The most recent ratings figures released this week indicate that the network giant is once again on top.
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