Harris Faulkner

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Harris Faulkner
Born Harris Kimberly Faulkner
October 1965 (age 50–51)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Occupation Television presenter and news anchor
Employer Fox Entertainment Group
Spouse(s) Tony Berlin (m. 2003)
Children 2
Website ‹See Tfd›harrisfaulkner.com

Harris Kimberly Faulkner (born October 1965)[1] is an American newscaster and television host for Fox News Channel. Faulkner is the anchor of Fox Report and a co-anchor on Outnumbered.

Early life and education[edit]

Faulkner was born in October 1965 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Her father Ret. Lt. Col. Bob Harris, a United States Army aviator, was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam.[1][2] Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart, Germany.[2]

Faulkner attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a B.A. in mass communications.[3]


Faulkner's start in journalism was with LA Weekly where she contributed as a freelance business writer for $50 per article.[4] 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.[3][5]

Faulkner worked for Kansas City's WDAF-TV between March 1992 through 2000 as an evening anchor.[3][6] While in Kansas City, Faulkner was the victim of harassment and stalking by a former acquaintance who followed her from North Carolina.[6]

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.[7]

She was a correspondent for the 2005 revival of A Current Affair until its cancellation in October of the same year.

She previously presented Fox News Live headline updates during prime-time weekdays. Faulkner has been covering breaking news between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m ET. She also fills in for Shepard Smith as a substitute anchor on The Fox Report weekdays, and she anchors Fox News Extra segments that air on the international feed of Fox News. She has also appeared as a guest-panelist on Fox News Channel's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, prior to the departure of Gutfeld from that show. Faulkner is also a motivational speaker and works for various charitable causes.[citation needed]

In April 2014, Faulkner began working as one of the co-hosts on the daytime Fox News show Outnumbered.

Honors and awards[edit]

Faulkner has received six Emmy Awards including the 2005 Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special.

Personal life[edit]

Faulkner married former WCCO-TV reporter Tony Berlin in 2003 [7] and they have two daughters.[8]

In 2015, Faulkner sued toy manufacturer Hasbro for producing a plastic toy hamster bearing her name and likeness as part of its Littlest Pet Shop line. The $5 million lawsuit cites unauthorized use of her name and persona.[9][10][11]

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. 


  1. ^ a b c ""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. 
  2. ^ a b "VetFamily Harris Faulkner Inspired To Serve". VeteransAdvantage.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fox Names Harris Faulkner Anchor of 'Fox Report Weekend'" (Press release). Fox News Channel. April 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Weaver, Robin (February 13, 2013). "Woman Around Town: Harris Faulkner Tells Her Story". WomanAroundTown.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bazilian, Emma (September 22, 2014). "Fox News' 'Outnumbered' Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism". Adweek. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Stalking law puts end to harassment of newscaster". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. November 27, 1995. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Johnson, M. Alex (September 1, 2015). "Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner Sues Over Hasbro's 'Harris Faulkner' Toy Hamster". NBC News. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Sheehy, Kate (September 2, 2015). "Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy rodent with same name". New York Post. New York City. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro over hamster toy BBC News September 2, 2015

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