Skip to comments.Former CNN anchor Bill Hemmer joins Fox News
Posted on 07/19/2005 2:35:47 PM PDT by Pikamax
Former CNN anchor Bill Hemmer joins Fox News Associated Press
NEW YORK Bill Hemmer, dumped last month by CNN as co-host of its morning show, has joined archrival Fox News Channel as a daytime anchor.
Once one of CNN's rising stars, Hemmer was called the "chad lad" following his coverage of the Florida recount in 2000. CNN paired him with Paula Zahn as American Morning co-host in 2002, before she was replaced by Soledad O'Brien.
CNN said it wanted to "improve the chemistry" in the morning when it replaced Hemmer with Miles O'Brien this spring. The New York-based Hemmer was reportedly offered a White House correspondent's job at CNN but declined.
A Cincinnati native, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor in that city.
Hemmer will be a correspondent along with anchoring daytime news coverage, Fox said Tuesday.
Dont know much about this guy, is this a good thing for FOX?
Great, another CNN castoff!
A female poster on another thread thinks he's hot!!! I'm not sure if that answers your question.
I like him..very low key..please let FOX get rid of Martha McCallum..
Looking at this article, the female demos will go up in the ratings.
Was it me or was Bill just a honey this morning? He seemed to be just beaming golden sunshine. Yummy Yummm, writes one of the Hemmerati in a Yahoo chat room.
And on other sites: If only I could have met him before he became a CNN god, Im sure Id have his baby now.
I want Bill tied to a chair with whipped cream on him.
I bet he would taste better than a hot-fudge sundae.
What is CNN?
Who leaked Barney Frank's personal diary to you?
Bill Hemmer is hot! I will never switch from Fox News ever again.
The crazy thing is that he looks like he is in his 20's and he's really in his 40's.
she's a Fox Babe
He is awesome and a Conservative. Doesn't everyone remember how he dissed Michael Moore at the RAT convention? It was priceless! I hope they can all of the "Fox and Friends" idiots (ok, they can keep Brian)
Is Linda Vester outta FOX? When I pass through there during that hour and Jerrick is doing "Dayside", I don't hear any mention of "filling in for on assignment...."
He actually seems like a decent fellow. He did a good job anchoring the pope's funeral.
When he was fired from CNN I thought Fox would be a good home for him. Maybe he'll replace those terrible weekend morning Fox & Friends anchors.
He's pretty light weight. No Brit Hume that's for sure, but I have seen Hemmer ask libs questions they didn't want to be asked. The nuts at DU hate him which can only say good things about his character.
Linda on maternity leave. Wonder how Shep is taking the Hemmer news?
Linda Vester is on maternity leave.
her voice..so shrill..
shep's ratings are superb...he's killing Hardball
Maybe Fox News can dip into the petty cash, and get some $$ to patch up that gap between his teeth with epoxy.
Next thing we know they hire Ted Turner as a color analyst.
CNN probably fired him for not mentioned the sex abuse scandal every 5 minutes, as required by memo.
I think the duo of Ken5050 and babaloo could kill Hardball. LOL!
I always thought that was Jim Carrey on CNN.....
I guess it says a lot that he turned down CNN's offer to be a whitehouse correspondent.
And perhaps with more ladies watching FOX, I won't have to hear some hot, liberal, chick go into a Bush Bash tirade at a bar...but methinks that's wishful thinking.
Is Fox swinging further left? I hardly watch now.
Judge a man by the nature and the character of his enemies, eh? Well, then, if the DU nutters hate him...he's a good guy.
"CNN said it wanted to "improve the chemistry" in the morning when it replaced Hemmer with Miles O'Brien this spring"
Shows how much I watch CNN. Miles O'Brien was the chief Engineer on Deep Space 9, played by Colm Meany.
Hemmer won't have the visibility he had at CNN (at least initially), but I can envision him filling in on the morning programs, during daytime coverage and occasionally for Shep Smith. BTW, I heard MSNBC was offering him a slightly better deal, but Hemmer apparently decided to go with a winner instead of the #4 cable network.
I didn't have Fox News during the 2000 election and I always thought Hemmer did a fair job and didn't lapse into the typical CNN bias. Not to mention, very easy on the eyes.
Is he really in his 40's??! Maybe there's hope for me yet. ;)
Seriously, though, I was just going to post that he looks like a kid I went to college with.
I never thought about Shep. He must be having a fit.
CNN - Certainly Not News
Or Carnal Nowledge [sic] Network?
Hemmer is a good guy. What happened to Rita Cosby?
Hemmer's a good guy. About the only other anchor at CNN I'd like to see at Fox more is Miles O'Brien.
She wanted a primetime show on Fox, Fox laughed and said no and she went to MSNBC.
Any particular reason why?
Bill Hemmer is 40.
Good! She seemed to me to be little more than a tabloid trasher.
Rita is brain dead, just like the weekend fools on Fox & Friends!!!
I knew it. I made that call when it was posted that he left CNN in early June. To echo myself, this guy was pretty well composed and had a wry and dry sense of humor.
I don't, actually. :(
Can you summarize?