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Bret Baier: “I Couldn’t Be Happier Where We Are”

Baier.jpgFNC Special Report anchor Bret Baier, a former Atlantan, is profiled by Rodney Ho at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Excerpts from the interview:

• On becoming anchor of Special Report: “It’s a job of a lifetime for a guy like me who loves politics and being in the middle of things. I’d be happy to retire at this job.”

• Ho asks about the program’s ratings, “up nearly 40 percent from the fist six months of 2008, when Brit Hume was at the helm.”

Baier says that he “did interviews before [President Barack] Obama came into office, and they believed the new presidency would be the death knell for Fox News. But that hasn’t happened at all. I couldn’t be happier where we are.”

• On his role in the FNC evening lineup: “I respect the commentary folks. They’re doing gangbusters. My job is different.”

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