Harris Faulkner Biography
Harris Faulkner is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter working for FOX News Channel as a morning anchor and reporter from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. She joined the FOX News Channel news team in 2005, after previously working for WNYW.
Harris Faulkner Career
Faulkner received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from The University of California at Santa Barbara. Faulkner currently anchors two daily daytime programs, The Faulkner Focus, which airs on weekday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and serves as the co-anchor of Outnumbered, which airs on weekday afternoons from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. He previously anchored Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner, which was number one in its timeslot since its 2017 launch. Faulkner has hosted a number of primetime specials on the network covering a range of current affairs throughout her career. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, Faulkner anchored America Together with Harris Faulkner: The Shot, which debunked myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, America Copes Together, which focused on the psychological effects that the pandemic has had on individuals and America Learns Together, which spotlighted the challenges of guiding students through digital education.
In March 2020, Faulkner and Bill Hemmer co-moderated a two-hour virtual town hall discussing the most recent developments about the pandemic and the administration’s response strategies with President Donald Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force. With a record 4.4 million viewers, the town hall created history in cable news history. Faulkner discussed the recent acts of violence and threats, as well as the suicide problem among police officers, in October 2019 during her Town Hall America presentation Harris Faulkner: Police Emergency. He carried on the discussion in April 2021 with an hour-long special show titled The Faulkner Focus: Police in America. Faulkner also provided coverage during the FNC’s midterm elections.
Throughout her career, Faulkner has conducted interviews with a number of well-known people, including Cindy McCain, President Donald Trump, Olympic gold medallist Gabby Douglas and Sen. John McCain. Along with covering an extensive range of international news events, Faulkner has covered the 2013 government shutdown, the AIDS crisis in South Africa, the Sandy Hook mass shooting, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2016 and 2020, Whitney Houston’s passing, and Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance.
After George Floyd was killed in June 2020, Faulkner was able to get the first-ever one-on-one cable news interview with President Donald Trump. Her second interview with the president, conducted during the sit-down, centered on the president’s position on civil rights and the massive civil chaos that followed Floyd’s death while in police custody. After receiving acclaim for the interview from both political parties, Faulkner continued the discussion about injustice in America with Harris Faulkner Presents The Fight for America, a primetime special.
As the only Black woman to anchor two consecutive cable news programs in 2020, Faulkner’s breaking news coverage earned her a spot on WORTH Magazine’s “Groundbreakers” list, which recognizes 50 powerful women throughout the globe for shattering stereotypes in their fields. Faulkner received recognition from Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report in May 2021. In addition, Faulkner has played an integral role in FNC’s election coverage. In the 2020 presidential election cycle, Faulkner moderated various voter panels to compliment the network’s primetime election special.
Before coming to FNC, Faulkner worked as a stand-in host on CNN’s Headline News’ The Nancy Grace Show and as a correspondent for WNYW-TV’s (FOX 5) A Current Affair. In 1992, she moved to Kansas City to work for WDAF-TV (FOX 4) after starting her career as a reporter and anchor for WNCT-TV (CBS 9) in Greenville, North Carolina. After moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2000, Faulkner worked as an evening anchor for KSTP-TV (ABC 5) and presented The Harris Faulkner Show on FM107 Radio. For her outstanding work in broadcasting, Faulkner has won six Emmy Awards, including Best Newscaster and Best News Special in 2004. Faulkner’s coverage of Sen. Paul Wellstone’s 2003 plane disaster resulted in her being awarded the National Headliner Award for Best Newscast.
Faulkner is a writer, philanthropist, and motivational speaker in addition to her career as a journalist. Faulkner, who describes himself as a “military brat,” is active in the Navy Seal Foundation, which offers immediate and continuous support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families, as well as the Green Beret Foundation, which offers medical, transitional, and family support to veterans of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Along with her work with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, the Avon Foundation for Women, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Faulkner is also involved in the effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. For her humanitarian work, Faulkner was honored with the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
Harris Faulkner Salary
Faulkner earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Harris Faulkner Net Worth
Faulkner has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a anchor and reporter.
Harris Faulkner Age
Faulkner was born on October 13, 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2023 and she celebrates her birthday on the 13th of October every year.
Harris Faulkner Height and Weight
Faulkner stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 56 kg (123 lbs).
Harris Faulkner Family
Faulkner was born to Shirley Harris and retired Lieutenant Colonel Bobby R. Harris, a United States Army officer and Army Aviator. Her father was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam. He was also one of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who served during World War II. Faulkner’s mother passed away due to breast cancer.
The loss fueled her desire to raise breast cancer awareness to assist people who are currently battling the disease. Faulkner’s parents were both educators, and she grew up with a strong emphasis on education and the importance of hard work. Growing up, Faulkner lived in different places, including Stuttgart in West Germany. She was raised alongside her brother, Scott Harris, a retired United States Air Force pilot who currently works as a commercial airline pilot.
Harris Faulkner Husband and Children
Faulkner is married to Tony Berlin, a former WCCO-TV reporter, and currently works as a media consultant and strategist. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and have been together ever since and are blessed with two children, daughters, Bella and Danika. The family resides in New Jersey.
Harris Faulkner Book
Faulkner is the author of “9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Handbook for Success in Life”, which was published on June 5, 2018. Faulkner honors the military beliefs that formed her life and demonstrates how everyone may gain from incorporating the knowledge of military service into their lives in her book, which also contains the lessons she acquired growing up in a military household. His debut book, “Breaking News: God Has A Plan – An Anchorwoman’s Journey Through Faith”, was released on November 1, 1999.
Harris Faulkner Illness
She fractured her ankle in 2017 while on vacation with her family at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There have also been rumors and speculation on the internet that Faulkner may be battling cancer. However, she clarified in an interview that she is in perfect health and is not battling cancer. She also emphasized that spreading false information can not only cause unnecessary panic among her viewers but also undermine trust in media outlets.
Harris Faulkner Social Media Platform
Faulkner is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 560.4k followers on Twitter 193.4k followers on Instagram, and 283.2k followers on Facebook.