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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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1 posted on 07/19/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Dont know much about this guy, is this a good thing for FOX?


2 posted on 07/19/2005 2:37:35 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: Pikamax

Great, another CNN castoff!


3 posted on 07/19/2005 2:38:06 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland ("Consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies")
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To: in hoc signo vinces

A female poster on another thread thinks he's hot!!! I'm not sure if that answers your question.


4 posted on 07/19/2005 2:39:49 PM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: Pikamax

I like him..very low key..please let FOX get rid of Martha McCallum..


5 posted on 07/19/2005 2:41:03 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Looking at this article, the female demos will go up in the ratings.

http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/media/features/n_9548/

“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, I’m sure I’d 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.”


6 posted on 07/19/2005 2:42:02 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

What is CNN?


7 posted on 07/19/2005 2:43:19 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: Pikamax

Who leaked Barney Frank's personal diary to you?


8 posted on 07/19/2005 2:43:38 PM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: Pikamax

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.


9 posted on 07/19/2005 2:44:05 PM PDT by BuckeyeMommy
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To: ken5050

she's a Fox Babe


she stays


10 posted on 07/19/2005 2:44:48 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: ken5050
I like him..very low key..please let FOX get rid of Martha McCallum..

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)

11 posted on 07/19/2005 2:45:32 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ken5050

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...."


12 posted on 07/19/2005 2:46:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Like a fool, I looked up from 'neath the tree as the bird chirped...Vogelspooren)
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To: Pikamax

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.


13 posted on 07/19/2005 2:46:30 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: in hoc signo vinces

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.


14 posted on 07/19/2005 2:47:02 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: ErnBatavia

Linda on maternity leave. Wonder how Shep is taking the Hemmer news?


15 posted on 07/19/2005 2:47:11 PM PDT by babaloo
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To: ErnBatavia

Linda Vester is on maternity leave.


16 posted on 07/19/2005 2:47:11 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

her voice..so shrill..


17 posted on 07/19/2005 2:47:23 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: babaloo

shep's ratings are superb...he's killing Hardball


18 posted on 07/19/2005 2:48:15 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Pikamax

Maybe Fox News can dip into the petty cash, and get some $$ to patch up that gap between his teeth with epoxy.


19 posted on 07/19/2005 2:48:41 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: Pikamax

Next thing we know they hire Ted Turner as a color analyst.


20 posted on 07/19/2005 2:48:59 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: Republican Red
He did a good job anchoring the pope's funeral.

CNN probably fired him for not mentioned the sex abuse scandal every 5 minutes, as required by memo.

21 posted on 07/19/2005 2:49:33 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ken5050

I think the duo of Ken5050 and babaloo could kill Hardball. LOL!


22 posted on 07/19/2005 2:49:38 PM PDT by babaloo
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To: Pikamax

I always thought that was Jim Carrey on CNN.....


23 posted on 07/19/2005 2:49:57 PM PDT by Bombardier ("Religion of Peace" my butt.....sell that snakeoil to someone who'll believe it!)
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To: BuckeyeMommy

40's??? REALLY???


24 posted on 07/19/2005 2:50:18 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: Pikamax


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.


25 posted on 07/19/2005 2:50:34 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: Pikamax

Is Fox swinging further left? I hardly watch now.


26 posted on 07/19/2005 2:51:16 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: Callahan


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.


27 posted on 07/19/2005 2:52:38 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: Pikamax

"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.


28 posted on 07/19/2005 2:52:43 PM PDT by passionfruit (Using the ethernet to try to catch the etherbunny.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
From what I hear, Hemmer is a good guy...smooth, versatile and talented. His "sin" at CNN was running afoul of that network's new president Jonathan "Pajamas" Klein. Apparently, Klein didn't think Hemmer had enough gravitas, so he replaced him with the terminally dull Miles O'Brien.

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.

29 posted on 07/19/2005 2:52:52 PM PDT by Spook86 (,)
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To: Pikamax

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.


30 posted on 07/19/2005 2:53:06 PM PDT by jbarkley
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To: BuckeyeMommy
The crazy thing is that he looks like he is in his 20's and he's really in his 40's

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.

31 posted on 07/19/2005 2:53:15 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: babaloo
Linda on maternity leave. Wonder how Shep is taking the Hemmer news?

Perhaps salivating?

32 posted on 07/19/2005 2:54:01 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: babaloo

I never thought about Shep. He must be having a fit.


33 posted on 07/19/2005 2:54:24 PM PDT by jbarkley
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To: kevinm13

CNN - Certainly Not News

Or Carnal Nowledge [sic] Network?


34 posted on 07/19/2005 2:55:54 PM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: Spook86

Hemmer is a good guy. What happened to Rita Cosby?


35 posted on 07/19/2005 2:56:19 PM PDT by Angelas
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To: Diddle E. Squat

awwwww.......gawd.....ugh...


36 posted on 07/19/2005 2:56:43 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Pikamax
Did Hemmer have a sign around his neck or something? Gee, I can see it now: Will stop slanting for food.
37 posted on 07/19/2005 2:57:32 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Pikamax

Hemmer's a good guy. About the only other anchor at CNN I'd like to see at Fox more is Miles O'Brien.


38 posted on 07/19/2005 2:57:44 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: Pikamax
Bill Hemmer is really hot. Where's his picture?

Wait, I'm a heterosexual male.

Never mind.
39 posted on 07/19/2005 2:58:05 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Pikamax

40 posted on 07/19/2005 2:58:35 PM PDT by CaptainK
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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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