|Born||William George Hemmer
November 14, 1964
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Television news anchor|
Early life and education 
He was born William George Hemmer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the son of William Hemmer, a mattress executive, and Georganne Knittle, a former high school teacher. he is the middle child and second son of the Hemmers' five children.
Hemmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami University, he joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity and studied in Europe at the Miami University Dolibois European Center, located in Differdange, Luxembourg.
Early career 
While in college, Hemmer interned as a radio disc jockey at WOXY-FM and later moved to an internship at Cincinnati's CBS affiliate .He started out in backroom production at WLWT in the early 1980s, and soon after, went to WCPO to be the weekend sports anchor. He took a year-long hiatus from CBS to take a trip around the world with long-time friend Denny Young. and wrote dispatches, submitted tapes and photos for both the local newspaper and CBS's local affiliate that were published under "Bill's Excellent Adventure." On his return from hiatus, he returned for two years to anchor locally before accepting a position at CNN's Atlanta office.
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Hemmer spent ten years at CNN hosting a number of programs, including American Morning (originally with Paula Zahn, and later with Soledad O'Brien), CNN Tonight, CNN Early Edition, CNN Morning News, and CNN Live Today with co-anchor Daryn Kagan.
He reported from World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and, shortly after, traveled to Jerusalem, Israel, to provide live coverage on tensions in the Middle East.
Fox News 
Hemmer joined Fox News in August 2005, and has reported on a large number of stories both at the news desk and in the field. These have included the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis, the Iraq War, and an interview with 2008 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama in July 2008. He handled extensive coverage of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April 2008, as well as the shootings at Fort Hood, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He is one of the few reporters to have been embedded with U.S. Marines in Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
In October 2008, he traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, to cover post-Iraq War troop surge of 2007 conditions. Included within this assignment were interviews with Generals David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
Personal life 
He has returned to Cincinnati each year to host, with his family, the George Knittle Memorial Bayley Place Golf Classic in honor of his grandfather, which benefits Bayley Place Assisted Living.
In 2008, Hemmer also was the honorary chair of the Ohio River Valley chapter for the Arthritis walk.
Hemmer on Fridays during the school year will wear a purple tie in honor of his High School Alma Mater Cincinnati Elder.
See also 
- List of CNN anchors
- List of The Daily Show guests
- List of Delta Tau Delta members
- List of Miami University people
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