Shannon Bream is a Fox News veteran and an American journalist. She is currently employed by Fox News Channel as a Supreme Court reporter, as well as the Sunday anchor of America’s News Headquarters and the daily host of America’s Election Headquarters. One of her most notable live coverages was of the 2016 presidential election, during which she analyzed numerous social media trends. During the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, OH, her live convention and delegate reporting was greatly appreciated. Bream, a licensed lawyer, quit her legal job to pursue a career in media, beginning as an intern. While the media labeled her 30th birthday as her “mid-life crisis,” Bream playfully referred to herself as “Grandma Intern.”
Career of Shannon Bream
Shannon Bream relocated to Tampa, Florida to practice corporate law after graduating from Florida State University College of Law in 1996. She interned for Florida Congressman Bill McCollum, who was then serving in the US House of Representatives, while in law school. McCollum then became the Attorney General of Florida.
However, in the year 2000, she developed an interest in television news and decided to switch careers from law to journalism. Despite her legal background, she accepted an entry-level position at WFTS-TV, an ABC Tampa station. She picked up journalistic skills on the job and fell in love with the newsroom. She took advantage of every opportunity to learn something new in the newsroom. Bream also thanks her coworkers for assisting her in her quest to learn how to identify sources, report, and put a piece together.
She left WFTS-TV in 2004 to work as a late-night and evening anchor for WBTV, a CBS station in Charlotte, North Carolina. She then traveled to Washington, DC, to work as a weekend anchor for WRC-TV, an NBC affiliate, where she covered general assignments.
She met Brit Hume, the then-managing editor of the Fox News Channel’s Washington Bureau, while working at WRC-TV. He pushed her to send Fox News audition recordings. She was chosen and joined the Fox News Channel‘s Washington, D.C. bureau in November 2007, where she covered the Supreme Court. She also fills in as a replacement host for Fox News Sunday’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier.’ She co-anchors America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and broadcasts the ‘Livin the Bream’ podcast, in which she provides inspirational stories, personal anecdotes, and an insider’s perspective on Supreme Court actions and opinions.
She was praised, along with Bill Hemmer, for her live coverage of ex-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end an investigation into former national security adviser General Michael Flynn.
She is most recognized for her coverage of the Supreme Court hearing on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay in June 2008, her report on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2012, and her extended live coverage of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. She covered the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Supreme Court verdict and California’s Proposition 8 in 2013. She covered the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold same-sex marriage across the country live from Capitol Hill in 2015.
Personal Experiences of Shannon Bream
Shannon Bream was born Shannon Noelle DePuy in Sanford, Florida, on December 23, 1970. Marie Norris, a teacher, and Ed DePuy, a Leon County Commissioner, are her parents. She graduated from Tallahassee’s North Florida Christian High School in 1988. She earned the title of Miss Virginia in 1990 while attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
She was also a finalist in the Miss America 1991 pageant, finishing in the top ten.
In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Liberty University. She then went to Florida State University Law School and graduated with honors with a Juris Doctorate. She also won the Miss Florida USA pageant in 1995 and placed fourth in the Miss USA 1995 pageant while in law school.
She married Sheldon Bream, who she met while she was a student at Liberty University, where he was also a graduate. Sheldon Bream, the brother of former MLB player Sid Bream, is the director of bureau relations at the Washington Speakers Bureau. Her husband has made a full recovery from a brain tumor. Because faith is vital in their life, the pair spent a year in “intense prayer.”
She became Liberty University’s first female keynote speaker in May 2013.
Despite her vulnerabilities in Taco Bell and cookie dough, she stays healthy by running and weightlifting.
Shannon Bream Net Worth
Shannon Bream is a successful American journalist with a net worth of $10 million. She’s been with Fox News since 2007. She started hosting the prime-time show “Fox News @ Night” in 2017.