Harris Faulkner

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Harris Faulkner
Harris Faulkner in Half Moone Cruise Terminal.jpg
Harris Faulkner in the Half Moone Cruise Terminal in 2018
Born
Harris Kimberly Faulkner

(1965-10-13) October 13, 1965 (age 53)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
OccupationTelevision presenter and news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
Spouse(s)
Tony Berlin (m. 2003)
Children2
Websiteharrisfaulkner.com

Harris Kimberly Faulkner (born October 13, 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. Since October 2, 2017, she is hosting her own program, Outnumbered Overtime.[2]

Early life[edit]

Faulkner was born on October 13, 1965 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia.[1][3] 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.[1][4] Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart, Germany.[4]

Faulkner attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a B.A. in mass communications.[5]

Career[edit]

Faulkner's start in journalism was with LA Weekly where she contributed as a freelance business writer for $50 per article.[6] 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.[5][7]

Faulkner worked for Kansas City's WDAF-TV between March 1992 through 2000 as an evening anchor.[5][8] While in Kansas City, Faulkner was the victim of harassment and stalking by a former acquaintance who followed her from North Carolina.[8]

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.[9]

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.[citation needed]

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

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[9] and they have two daughters.[10]

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.[11] In October 2016, Faulkner settled her suit with Hasbro and the toy hamster ceased to be produced by the company.[12][13]

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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "DETAILS: Fox News Channel to Launch New Daytime Lineup". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  3. ^ Lippman, Daniel (October 13, 2018). "Birthday of the Day: Fox News' Harris Faulkner". Politico. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "VetFamily Harris Faulkner Inspired To Serve". VeteransAdvantage.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Fox Names Harris Faulkner Anchor of 'Fox Report Weekend'" (Press release). Fox News Channel. April 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Weaver, Robin (February 13, 2013). "Woman Around Town: Harris Faulkner Tells Her Story". WomanAroundTown.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Bazilian, Emma (September 22, 2014). "Fox News' 'Outnumbered' Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism". Adweek. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Stalking law puts end to harassment of newscaster". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. November 27, 1995.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Johnson, M. Alex (September 1, 2015). "Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner Sues Over Hasbro's 'Harris Faulkner' Toy Hamster". NBC News. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  12. ^ Gardner, Eriq (October 5, 2016). "Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro's Toy Hamster". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  13. ^ 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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