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.
More face time for Kirin
Hemmer had more intelligence in his tie than Soledad has in her entire self!
She is insufferable.
When did she arrive at FNC?
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.
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.
Lib women apparently have no taste. He's not hot, IMHO.
There's really someone out there named Topsy Taylor?
Team him up with Kiran Chetry, and you have a winning combo.
lol... u sound like Jack (in the box)
Maybe he'll replace one of those loons on the morning yukfest.
Definitely a girlie-man.
When I first saw him on CNN (before I dumped Foxless cable for satellite) I couldn't stand him. Hardly watched him since. But, I also never heard him say anything that wasn't on a printed page in front of him. Sounds like he deserves a reassessment on my part.
He looks like he should be modeling underwear in the Sears catalog.
Is it the "holly-cow-that's-jim-carey-reading-the-news-but-he's-really-not" guy ?
don't know..what I DO want to know is when is she leaving..?
whoa..I thought that was Candy Crowley on the far right...
Mens or womens?
I hope Vester is out!
Hemmer is the only reason I would turn on CNN. He did a great job--probably why CNN let him go. He is nothing but a plus for FOX. He was in the top ten bachelor's list a couple of years ago. Someone mentioned it to him and he turned red on the air. He's a good kid. I can't believe that he is 40 though.
Not if he displaces a FOX babe it isn't.
If Juliet Huddy goes, I go!
Rita had really big ankles. Needless to say she was 'let go'.
She needed them to help hold up her big ass.
What a sow.
I'd like to see Fox get Anderson Cooper too. Most interesting up-and-comer in the news biz.
Put down the crack pipe please.
Good God, what a name. She's a ringer for Morgan Fairchild, she of the big hair and small brain.
I'm right. He's young, smart, great looking, off-beat, natural, has an interesting pedigree, and is unique.
Good. Enter him in a dog show then.
I miss David Bloom.
He was a real journalist. It was before my time, but he worked in Wichita before hitting the big time.
hmmm will that pi** Shep off? ;-)
Just asking, but isn't he gay?
She serves as Executive Director of City Harvest.
Julia Erickson is passionate about food. Not about eating it, but about making sure the needy have enough of it.
Bill Hemmer was too good for CNN..Congratulations to FOX for picking him up!
I've found that FOX keeps a steady course and lets the people fall where they may. Look at Gretta, she started out as a flaming libby and now she is a pretty decent anchor (for her format, that is). Even Gerald (o) has come off the commie ship of state and calmed down a bit (sure, he's made some real bone head mistakes but he has been sorry for them). There are many examples but two more that come to mind. The first, Alan Combes...I think Alan finally realizes that he is going to get beat to a pulp by Sean everytime he opens his commie mouth so he has toned it down over the years. Mara Liason (panel person on Special Report) she used to be a flaming commie but she has toned waaaay down since the early days. I can tell it just kills her but she gets chewed up so bad when she starts the commie rant that she just has to hold it in. Juan Williams is there for one reason....for Brett to beat the sh!t out of (intellectually) every time he opens his pie hole. I consider that to be entertainment.
In conclusion: Long live FOX and this Free Republic!
Bottom line, he has a network job, he's not just an internet bloviator. I know talent when I see it.
" Just asking, but isn't he gay?
Bill Zwecker column,
Chicago Sun- Times, June 2, 2005
" Handsome CNN morning co-anchor Bill Hemmer is being linked with Court TV's Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has filed for divorce from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. "
Does this mean that Fox is moving to the left or that Hemmer is moving to the right?
So does Larry King.
Fine. Everyone has talent. You win.
Lets remember Gretta -- she has changed remarkably since coming to FNC. She sticks to legal, stays out of politics, and has really made a good name for herself on Fox.
Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Not that that means anything just interesting...lol
Oh , I hope you are right would be a better outcome :)
When I used to watch CNN (before they finally gave us FOX) Bill was an OK guy. This is one of cnn's castoffs that I will be happy with.
There is no such thing as another Brit Hume. Wish there was several of him.
As for the weekend crew..........just zip right on by. Juliette and E.D. are losing so much weight......I guess they're in competition to see who can weigh under 100 first.