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Former CNN anchor Bill Hemmer joins Fox News
AP ^ | 07/19/05 | AP

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.

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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billhemmer; cnn; foxnews
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Oh this guy?


41 posted on 07/19/2005 2:59:43 PM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Angelas

She wanted a primetime show on Fox, Fox laughed and said no and she went to MSNBC.


42 posted on 07/19/2005 3:00:00 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: jbarkley

Any particular reason why?


43 posted on 07/19/2005 3:02:00 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: proud American in Canada; BuckeyeMommy; wildwood

Bill Hemmer is 40.


44 posted on 07/19/2005 3:02:49 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: RetiredArmy

Ditto.


45 posted on 07/19/2005 3:03:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Pikamax

Good! She seemed to me to be little more than a tabloid trasher.


46 posted on 07/19/2005 3:03:50 PM PDT by Warrior_Queen ("The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing")
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To: Angelas

Rita is brain dead, just like the weekend fools on Fox & Friends!!!


47 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:04 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Pikamax

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.


48 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:07 PM PDT by KillTime (Western Civilization herself breathes a sigh of relief as President Bush wins 4 more years.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Bill Hemmer seemed like a nice guy. He was replaced on CNN by that annoying hedgehog Miles O'Brien. Don't know if he is married to Soledad O'Brien, his morning anchor co-host.
49 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:31 PM PDT by One_American
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To: montag813
Doesn't everyone remember how he dissed Michael Moore at the RAT convention? It was priceless!

I don't, actually. :(

Can you summarize?

50 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:38 PM PDT by maryz
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To: mentor2k

More face time for Kirin


51 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:43 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Pikamax

Hemmer had more intelligence in his tie than Soledad has in her entire self!


52 posted on 07/19/2005 3:08:43 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: ken5050
I thought it was just me who thought listening to Martha was like listening to fingernail scrathing on the chalk board.

She is insufferable.

When did she arrive at FNC?

53 posted on 07/19/2005 3:09:49 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: jbarkley
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.

I was living in Tallahassee in 2000, and we got used to seeing reporters everywhere that November. The only two that I've never heard a negative word about are Bill Hemmer and David Bloom. Both just all-around nice guys, who didn't throw their weight around or act like celebrities.

54 posted on 07/19/2005 3:10:32 PM PDT by EllaMinnow (Help stamp out unnecessary apostrophes.)
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To: Pikamax

Has anybody noticed that when a new personality, no matter where they came from, joins FOX their visibility and personal rating automatically goes up? If that personality gets his/her own show, that show will automatically be the highest rated for that hour in cable news networks.

If a personality leaves, no matter how visible or high-rated when at FOX, they automatically hit bottom. As an example, if Paula Zahn was still at FOX, she would have the highest rating at whatever hour she was on. If Greta were to leave for another network, she would also tank.


55 posted on 07/19/2005 3:10:36 PM PDT by adorno (The democrats are the best recruiting tool the terrorists could ever have.)
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To: Pikamax


Emilia Saint-Amand, Joy Ingham, Joe Pantoliano, Heather Mnuchin, Bill Hemmer, Topsy Taylor, Carol Atkinson, and Julia Erickson

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/socialdiary/2004/04_28_04/socialdiary04_28_04.php
56 posted on 07/19/2005 3:10:44 PM PDT by maggief (No 'luffs')
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To: Pikamax

Lib women apparently have no taste. He's not hot, IMHO.


57 posted on 07/19/2005 3:11:51 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: maggief


There's really someone out there named Topsy Taylor?


58 posted on 07/19/2005 3:17:28 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: Pikamax

Team him up with Kiran Chetry, and you have a winning combo.


59 posted on 07/19/2005 3:19:54 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Doctors may delay your death, but only Jesus Christ can save your life.)
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To: leadpenny

lol... u sound like Jack (in the box)


60 posted on 07/19/2005 3:21:57 PM PDT by WarPaint (Crush Islam)
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