Fox News Anchors

Sunday, July 31 by Edward Swanson

Fox News anchors are a contentious lot. They can enlighten or misinform, depending on your point of view. People love them or hate them. Either way, viewers can’t ignore these Fox News anchors.

  1. Glenn Beck. As the most controversial of the Fox News anchors, Glenn Beck encourages viewers to take action and advocate for their point of view. He hosts “The Glenn Beck Program.” An outspoken libertarian, he also has a popular radio show program.
  2. Sean Hannity. Sean Hannity is one of the most well-known Fox News anchors on the network. He anchors the program, “Hannity.” Previously, he hosted “Hannity & Colmes” with Alan Colmes. Hannity, also a popular radio show host, got his broadcasting start in Alabama.
  3. Geraldo Rivera. Host of “Geraldo at Large,” Geraldo Rivera has more than 40 years of broadcasting experience. He joined Fox News in 2001 and promptly went to work covering the war in Afghanistan. Prior to Fox News, Rivera hosted “The Geraldo Rivera Show” and appeared on ABC’s "20/20." He has won the George Foster Peabody Award and several Emmy awards.
  4. Greta Van Susteren. Former CNN News anchor Greta Van Susteren joined the team of Fox News anchors in 2002. When the network hired her, she underwent several plastic surgery procedures. Critics wondered if her Fox News employment and facelift were related. She covers high-profile legal and celebrity news stories, such as the death of Anna Nicole Smith and the Natalee Holloway disappearance.
  5. Shepard Smith. As host of “The Fox Report,” Shepard Smith covers breaking news from around the country. He headed the Fox News coverage on the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. His fast delivery makes him one of the most intense Fox News anchors.
  6. Chris Wallace. “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace anchors the network’s public affairs program. His strong news background gives him the edge as he interviews presidents, senators and political candidates. Prior to joining the network, Wallace worked as a broadcast journalist at NBC News and ABC News. His father is CBS News’ Mike Wallace.
  7. John Gibson. Anchoring “The John Gibson Show,” John Gibson has had a long broadcasting career. He originally started on NBC News, covering the O.J. Simpson trial among other things. He was one of the main hosts at MSNBC before jumping to Fox News. He also has written several New York Times best-selling books, including “Hating America.”
  8. Neil Cavuto. Host of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” business news anchor Neil Cavuto joined Fox News in 1996. He covered the 2008 economic crash, and helped viewers make sense of the housing crash. Before joining Fox News, he worked at NBC News and PBS.
  9. Bill Hemmer. With Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer anchors “America’s Newsroom,” a morning news program. He also covered the Haitian earthquake and the Fort Hood shootings for the network. Formerly a CNN news anchor, Hemmer has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award.
  10. Marianne Rafferty. Texas native Marianne Rafferty heads the Fox News broadcast during the overnight hours. She also covered the Duke University rape case for the network. She started her broadcasting career in 2001.     

– Laura Axelrod


  1. July 31, 2011 5:24 pm

    James Peron

    Pardon while I wallow in the ignorance of this article. Anyone who calls Glenn Beck a “libertarian” either doesn’t know what crap Beck advocates, or is totally clueless as to the meaning of libertarian. 

  2. July 31, 2011 5:24 pm


    What the hell is “The John Gibson Show” and how do I keep missing it?

  3. July 31, 2011 5:24 pm


    1) Glenn Beck no longer works for FOX News.
    2) John Gibson is no longer a FOX News anchor. He’s now a radio talk show host, on FOX News Radio.
    3) Marianne Rafferty is mainly an overnight breaking news reader, but from time to time she does fill-in as a news anchor.

  4. July 31, 2011 5:24 pm

    Michael T.


    This article reads like someone took a 3-4 year-old story and simply reposted it.

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