Bream reporting on the results of the 2012 congressional elections in Iowa
Shannon Noelle DePuy
December 23, 1970
|Occupation||Television news anchor, reporter, attorney|
|Employer||Fox Entertainment Group|
Bream has been vocal about her conservative upbringing growing up in Florida. She was raised by a strict mother and her former Marine and police officer father. In an account, she cited how secular music was forbidden in the household. She often accompanied her parents to church and also attended a Christian school.
While attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, she won the beauty-pageant title Miss Virginia in 1990. She participated in the Miss America 1991 pageant. Her scholarship award covered much of her education.
After graduating from Liberty University in 1993 with a degree in Business, 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.
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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. 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's Washington bureau. With his encouragement, she submitted audition tapes to Fox News. Bream joined the Fox News Channel in November 2007, and is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau. She first covered the Supreme Court beat before serving as the anchor of FOX News @ Night.
Shannon is married to Sheldon Bream. They married in 1995. The two met as students at Liberty University.
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