'Extremely grateful:' Tallahassee native, FSU grad Shannon Bream named 'Fox News Sunday' anchor

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Shannon Bream, a Florida State University graduate hailing from Tallahassee, is named the new anchor of “Fox News Sunday” after being the host of "Fox News @ Night."

As a Tallahassee native, Bream’s connection to the community circles back to graduating from North Florida Christian School as a teen over 30 years ago, where she created memories of playing volleyball and being a cheerleader at the private high school’s football and basketball games.

Bream later returned to her hometown to attend law school at FSU in 1996, and she would later discover what her passion really was outside of the world of law.

“I’ve always been sort of a news junkie,” Bream said in an interview with the Democrat a few years ago, “but I never really thought about making a career out of it. I was a few years into (law) practice when I really started to feel that pull into something else. I started by interning... and I immediately fell in love with the newsroom.”

Tallahassee native and Florida State graduate Shannon Bream is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Women of the Bible Speak, the anchor of Fox News @ Night, and the chief legal correspondent for Fox News Channel. Bream was recently named the new anchor of “Fox News Sunday."
Tallahassee native and Florida State graduate Shannon Bream is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Women of the Bible Speak, the anchor of Fox News @ Night, and the chief legal correspondent for Fox News Channel. Bream was recently named the new anchor of “Fox News Sunday."

Shannon Bream is replacing Chris Wallace

Despite moving to Washington D.C. for her news career, Bream remained a highlighted graduate of her alma mater, being chosen as one of the graduation speakers during FSU's spring 2011 commencement.

With Bream’s new role beginning Sept. 11, she will become the first woman to host the “Fox News Sunday” program in 26 years. Bream will replace Chris Wallace as she also continues to serve as Fox News Channel's chief legal correspondent.

Until the network names Bream's permanent replacement, a rotating list of guest journalists will host the "Fox News @ Night" program of the network.

Bream said in a statement that she looks forward to her new opportunity with the network, according to USA Today.

“It has been an honor to cover major news throughout Washington over the last 15 years at FOX News," she said. "I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to host a Sunday show and look forward to this new role."

Bream has been the host of "Fox News @ Night" since 2017, making appearances on several of the network's other programs, such as "America Reports," "Tucker Carlson Tonight" and "Jesse Watters Primetime."

Bream is also the author of three books, including 2022's "The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families," which made USA TODAY's Bestselling Books list.

She returned to Tallahassee April 24, where she spoke and signed books at an event sponsored by Midtown Reader and hosted by City Church.

Contact Tarah Jean at tjean@tallahassee.com or follow her on twitter @tarahjean_.

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