Harris Faulkner

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Harris Faulkner
Harris Faulkner in Half Moone Cruise Terminal.jpg
Faulkner in the Half Moone Cruise Terminal in 2018
Harris Kimberley Faulkner

(1965-10-13) October 13, 1965 (age 55)
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.)
OccupationTelevision presenter and news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
Tony Berlin
(m. 2003)
Websiteharrisfaulkner.com Edit this at Wikidata

Harris Kimberley Faulkner (born October 13, 1965) is an American newscaster, and television host for Fox News Channel.[1] Faulkner joined Fox News Channel in 2005,[2] where she anchors a daily daytime show Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner in addition to co-hosting Outnumbered.[3] Faulkner also hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner.[4][5] She has received six Emmy Awards including the awards in 2005 for Best Newscaster and Best News Special.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Faulkner was born on October 13, 1965 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia.[6][7] Her father, retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Harris, a United States Army officer and Army Aviator, was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam.[6][8] Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart in West Germany.[8]

Faulkner attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a B.A. in mass communications.[9]


Faulkner's start was with LA Weekly where she contributed as a freelance business writer for $50 per article.[10] Faulkner started her television career with an internship at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles doing small tasks before she moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to work as a reporter and anchor at WNCT-TV.[9][11]

Faulkner worked for Kansas City's WDAF-TV between March 1992 through 2000 as an evening anchor.[9][12] While in Kansas City, Faulkner was the victim of harassment and stalking by a former acquaintance who followed her from North Carolina.[12]

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.[13]

Faulkner joined Fox News in 2005.[14] She was a correspondent for the 2005 revival of A Current Affair until its cancellation in October of the same year.

Faulkner previously anchored her first solo network newscast Fox Report Weekend from 2011-2017.[15] In addition to Midterm Election coverage 2018, Faulkner has substitute anchored for Shepard Smith Shepard Smith Reporting and for Martha MacCallum The Story. And she made frequent guest appearances on the night satire show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, prior to the departure of Gutfeld from that show.[16]

In April 2014, Faulkner began working as one of the co-hosts on the daytime Fox News show Outnumbered. Soon after in 2017, she became the anchor of Outnumbered Overtime, which focuses more on a hard news format rather than a discussion format.

Honors and awards[edit]

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 her anchoring a news special, "Eyewitness to War." [17] In 1998 she was awarded the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian efforts.[citation needed][18]

Personal life[edit]

Faulkner married former WCCO-TV reporter Tony Berlin in 2003[13] and they have two daughters.[19]

In September 2015, Faulkner sued toy manufacturer Hasbro for $5 million claiming a plastic toy hamster in its Littlest Pet Shop line was an unauthorized use of her name and likeness.[20] In October 2016, Faulkner settled her suit with Hasbro and the toy hamster ceased to be produced by the company.[21][22]

Published works[edit]

  • Faulkner, Harris (November 1, 1999). Breaking News: God Has A Plan - An Anchorwoman's Journey Through Faith. Leawood, Kansas: Leather's Publishing. ISBN 9781585970117.
  • Faulkner, Harris (June 5, 2018). 9 Rules of Engagement - A Military Brat's Guide to Life and Success. Harper Collins. ISBN 9780062697516.

See also[edit]


  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 2019-06-19CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "DETAILS: Fox News Channel to Launch New Daytime Lineup". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ a b ""About the Author" at Breaking News: God Has A Plan - An Anchorwoman's Journey Through Faith". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. Harris Kimberley Faulkner was born in October 1965 on an Army base in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, a pilot, served three times in Vietnam.
  7. ^ Lippman, Daniel (October 13, 2018). "Birthday of the Day: Fox News' Harris Faulkner". Politico. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "VetFamily Harris Faulkner Inspired To Serve". VeteransAdvantage.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Fox Names Harris Faulkner Anchor of 'Fox Report Weekend'" (Press release). Fox News Channel. April 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Bazilian, Emma (September 22, 2014). "Fox News' 'Outnumbered' Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism". Adweek. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Stalking law puts end to harassment of newscaster". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. November 27, 1995.
  13. ^ a b "C.J. Q&A: Harris Faulkner reflects on life at Fox News". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 4, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Bauder, David (July 16, 2020). "Fox's Harris Faulkner is used to people making presumptions". Associated Press. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "Fox Report Weekend". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  16. ^ America Today (2013-10-26), Jedediah Bila & Greg Gutfeld Talking 'Poop' on Red Eye Robert Davi Harris Faulkner 8 3 13, retrieved 2019-06-19
  17. ^ Midwest Emmys organization website [1]
  18. ^ "Leadership Organization for Women I Quad Cities Conference". www.wlcglobal.org. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ Johnson, M. Alex (September 1, 2015). "Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner Sues Over Hasbro's 'Harris Faulkner' Toy Hamster". NBC News. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  21. ^ Gardner, Eriq (October 5, 2016). "Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro's Toy Hamster". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  22. ^ Patten, Dominic (October 5, 2016). "Fox News' Harris Faulkner & Hasbro Settle Lawsuit Over 'Harris Faulkner' Hamster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 2, 2016.

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