Shannon Bream

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Shannon Bream
Bream reporting on the results of the 2012 congressional elections in Iowa
Born Shannon Noelle DePuy
(1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 46)
Sanford, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Television news anchor, reporter, attorney, beauty pageant contestant
Employer Fox Entertainment Group
Spouse(s) Sheldon Bream

Shannon Bream (born Shannon Noelle DePuy, December 23, 1970)[1] is an American journalist for the Fox News Channel.[2] She is Fox News's Supreme Court reporter as well as the anchor of America's News Headquarters on Sundays from 12:00–2:00 PM (Eastern) and America's Election Headquarters weekdays from 2:00–3:00 PM (Eastern). Bream is also an occasional substitute anchor for Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday. On September 21 2017, Fox News announced she would be host of a new prime time show, Fox News @ Night.[3]


Born in Sanford, Florida, Bream is the only daughter of Marie Norris, a teacher, and Ed DePuy, a Leon County Commissioner. She attended North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee and graduated in the class of 1988 at the age of 17. While in school, her first job was helping her mother renovate houses by scraping the paint off window panes.[4]

Bream attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; while attending Liberty University, she entered the Miss Virginia pageant. Bream won the title of Miss Virginia in 1990. She participated in the Miss America 1991 pageant and was one of the ten finalists. Her scholarship award covered much of her education.[5]

After graduating from Liberty University in 1993 with a degree in Business,[6] Bream returned to Tallahassee and attended law school at Florida State University. She interned with Florida Congressman Bill McCollum, in the US House of Representatives. McCollum would later become the Florida Attorney General. While at law school at Florida State, she won the Miss Florida USA pageant (1995) and placed fourth in the Miss USA 1995 pageant.[5] She is one of only a few women to have competed in these two national pageants representing different states.


After graduation from Florida State University College of Law (1996), Bream moved to Tampa, Florida and began her law career .[4][7]

She eventually made a career change from the legal profession to pursue a career in television news.

In 2001, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, becoming the evening and late-night news reporter for the CBS affiliate, WBTV.[5] In 2004, after three years at WBTV, Bream joined Washington D.C.'s NBC affiliate WRC-TV. At WRC-TV, she was a weekend anchor and covered general assignments.

While at WRC-TV, Bream met Brit Hume, who was the managing editor of the Fox News Channel - Washington Bureau. With his encouragement, she submitted audition tapes to Fox News.[4] Bream joined the Fox News Channel in November 2007, and is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to a fellow Liberty U alumnus; they reside in the Washington, D.C. area. Shannon Bream is a Christian.[8]


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