Harris Faulkner
Faulkner in 2018
Born
Harris Kimberley Faulkner

(1965-10-13) October 13, 1965 (age 58)
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Occupation(s)Television presenter and news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment
Spouse
Tony Berlin
(m. 2003)
Children2

Harris Kimberley Faulkner (born October 13, 1965) is an American conservative newscaster and television host who joined the Fox News Channel[1] in 2005.[2] She anchors The Faulkner Focus, a daily daytime show, and hosts Outnumbered.[3] Additionally, she hosts her own primetime political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner.[4][5] She has received six Emmy Awards,[6] including the 2005 Upper Midwest Emmy Awards for Best Newscaster (nominee) and Best News Special (recipient).[7]

Early life

Faulkner was born on October 13, 1965, at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia.[8][9] Her father, retired Lieutenant Colonel Bobby R. Harris, a United States Army officer and Army Aviator,[10][11] was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam.[12] Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart in West Germany.[12]

Faulkner attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a B.A. in mass communications.[13]

Career

Faulkner's start was with LA Weekly, where she contributed as a freelance business writer for $50 per article.[14] Faulkner started her television career with an internship at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles, doing small tasks, then moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to work as a reporter and anchor at WNCT-TV.[13][15]

From 1992 to 2000, Faulkner worked for Kansas City's WDAF-TV as an evening anchor.[13][16] While in Kansas City, Faulkner was the victim of harassment and stalking by a former acquaintance who followed her from North Carolina.[16]

Faulkner's next stop was at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, where she served as part of an evening anchor team. She left the station in July 2004.[17]

Faulkner joined Fox News in 2005.[18] She was a correspondent for the revival of A Current Affair until its cancellation in October 2005.

Faulkner anchored her first solo network newscast, Fox Report Weekend, from 2011 to 2017.[19] In addition to Midterm Election coverage 2018, Faulkner has substitute-anchored for Shepard Smith on Shepard Smith Reporting and for Martha MacCallum on The Story. She also made frequent guest appearances on the late-night satire show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, prior to the departure of Gutfeld from that show.[20] She now makes appearances on his week-night show Gutfeld! and serves as an occasional substitute co-host of The Five.

In April 2014, Faulkner began working as one of the co-hosts on the daytime Fox News show Outnumbered. In 2017, she became the anchor of Outnumbered Overtime, which has more of a hard news format rather than a discussion format. In early 2021, she started her new show called The Faulkner Focus.

In June 2023, Faulkner served as a guest host of Fox News Tonight following the firing of Tucker Carlson. [21] On that show she proclaimed that religion was under attack, "Women and children are being redesigned by some sort of mad leftist science experiment," and that her pronouns were "U.S.A."[22]

Honors and awards

While at ABC's Minneapolis affiliate KSTP, Faulkner received four regional Emmy Awards, including Best Anchor three years in a row (2002, 2003, and 2004) and for anchoring a news special, "Eyewitness to War".[23] In 1998, she was awarded the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian efforts.[citation needed][24] In 2021, she was honored by Variety's 2021 New York Women's Impact Report for her 2020 interview with then-president Donald Trump after the murder of George Floyd.[25]

Personal life

Faulkner married former WCCO-TV reporter Tony Berlin in 2003.[17] The couple have two daughters.[26]

In September 2015, Faulkner sued Hasbro for $5 million, claiming a plastic hamster in its Littlest Pet Shop line was an unauthorized use of her name and likeness.[27] Hasbro settled with Faulkner in October 2016, agreeing to cease production of the toy.[28][29]

Published works

See also

References

  1. ^ "'9 Rules of Engagement' by Harris Faulkner". Fox News. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  2. ^ "Interview with Fox News Channel's Harris Faulkner". www.luxurytravelmagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  3. ^ Hays, Charlotte. "Harris Faulkner". iwf.org. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  4. ^ Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner : FOXNEWSW : April 14, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT, FOXNEWSW, 2019-04-15, retrieved 2019-06-19((citation)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "DETAILS: Fox News Channel to Launch New Daytime Lineup". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ "Harris Faulkner". foxnews.com. Fox News Media. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  7. ^ "2005 UPPER MIDWEST EMMY AWARDS NOMINEES & RECIPIENTS". midwestemmys.org. National Academy of Television and Sciences: Upper Midwest Chapter. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  8. ^ Faulkner, Harris (1999). Breaking News: God Has A Plan - An Anchorwoman's Journey Through Faith. Leathers Pub. p. 1. ISBN 1585970115. Harris Kimberley Faulkner was born in October 1965 on an Army base in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, a pilot, served two combat tours in Vietnam.
  9. ^ Lippman, Daniel (October 13, 2018). "Birthday of the Day: Fox News' Harris Faulkner". Politico. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie on the passing of Lt. Col. Bobby Harris". www.va.gov. Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  11. ^ "Bobby Harris Obituary (1937 - 2020)". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  12. ^ a b "VetFamily Harris Faulkner Inspired To Serve". VeteransAdvantage.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  13. ^ a b c "Fox Names Harris Faulkner Anchor of 'Fox Report Weekend'" (Press release). Fox News Channel. April 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Weaver, Robin (February 13, 2013). "Woman Around Town: Harris Faulkner Tells Her Story". WomanAroundTown.com. Archived from the original on November 26, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  15. ^ Bazilian, Emma (September 22, 2014). "Fox News' 'Outnumbered' Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism". Adweek. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Stalking law puts end to harassment of newscaster". The Salina Journal. November 27, 1995.
  17. ^ a b "C.J. Q&A: Harris Faulkner reflects on life at Fox News". Star Tribune. February 4, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  18. ^ Bauder, David (July 16, 2020). "Fox's Harris Faulkner is used to people making presumptions". Associated Press. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  19. ^ "Fox Report Weekend". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  20. ^ America Today (2013-10-26), Jedediah Bila & Greg Gutfeld Talking 'Poop' on Red Eye Robert Davi Harris Faulkner 8 3 13, archived from the original on 2021-12-19, retrieved 2019-06-19
  21. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (June 2, 2023). "Harris Faulkner to Host 'Fox News Tonight' Next Week". TV Insider. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  22. ^ Vaillancourt, William. "Fox News Host Proclaims Her Pronouns 'U.S.A.' in Weird Monologue". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  23. ^ Midwest Emmys organization website
  24. ^ "Leadership Organization for Women I Quad Cities Conference". www.wlcglobal.org. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  25. ^ Katz, A. J. (May 5, 2021). "This Year's Variety's New York Women's Impact Report Features More Than a Dozen TV Newsers". Adweek. My being an African American journalist seemed to intensify the political optics and raise the stakes for the president", she says. "By the end of our discussion, he told me that he had done more for Black Americans than Lincoln. And I reminded [him], 'Well, we are free, Mr. President.'
  26. ^ Rosenberg, Alyssa (April 28, 2014). "Fox News's 'Outnumbered' debuts, and the joke is on liberals". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  27. ^ Johnson, M. Alex (September 1, 2015). "Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner Sues Over Hasbro's 'Harris Faulkner' Toy Hamster". NBC News. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  28. ^ Gardner, Eriq (October 5, 2016). "Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro's Toy Hamster". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  29. ^ Patten, Dominic (October 5, 2016). "Fox News' Harris Faulkner & Hasbro Settle Lawsuit Over 'Harris Faulkner' Hamster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 2, 2016.