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Harris Faulkner to anchor weekend ‘FOX Report’

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner has been named anchor of FOX Report weekends. Faulkner has been subbing on the show for several weeks since the departure of Julie Banderas, who is now correspondent in the FNC New York bureau.

Faulkner joined FOX News in 2005 as a correspondent and primetime news break anchor. Before FNC, Faulker was a correspondent at “A Current Affair” and before that, she worked in local news in Minneapolis, Kansas City and Greenville, North Carolina.

Says FNC chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, “Harris has done an excellent job in a variety of roles for FOX News – she handles breaking news well and exhibits great journalistic instincts. We’re proud to see that she will lead a program that is so vital to our network.”

More in the press release after the jump…

FOX NEWS NAMES HARRIS FAULKNER ANCHOR OF FOX REPORT WEEKEND

Harris Faulkner has been named the anchor of FOX Report Weekend (Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 PM/ET), the network’s signature weekend newscast, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. Faulkner currently serves as the breaking news anchor for Happening Now.

In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Harris has done an excellent job in a variety of roles for FOX News – she handles breaking news well and exhibits great journalistic instincts. We’re proud to see that she will lead a program that is so vital to our network.”

Joining FOX News in 2005, Faulkner initially served as a correspondent and primetime news break anchor. Previously, she served as a correspondent for the newsmagazine show A Current Affair and as a substitute host for The Nancy Grace Show on Headline News. Before that, she worked as the primary evening anchor on KSTP-TV (ABC) and also hosted The Harris Faulkner radio talk show on FM107 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1993 to 2000, Faulkner was the evening anchor for FOX 4 News in Kansas City. She began her television career at WNCT-TV (CBS) as an anchor and reporter in Greenville, North Carolina.

A recipient of six Emmy Awards, including the 2004 Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special, she graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Mass Communications.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, business and entertainment news. For over 100 consecutive months, FNC has been the most-watched cable news channel in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes.

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