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"Driv[ing] Toward the News of the Day"

July 12, 2010

The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz again profiles the man half of a man-woman morning news duo –“unfailingly polite” Bill Hemmer, co-anchor (with Martha MacCallum) of Fox News’s America’s Newsroom. Hemmer explains his approach to the job:

At 9 we put the gas in the tank, floor that accelerator and drive toward the news of the day…A viewer needs to understand a story in a short period of time, otherwise they will zone out or they will change the station. Complexities are difficult to sell.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.