Shannon Bream is an accomplished American journalist who is currently working at FNC as an anchor at Night with Shannon Bream (weekdays 12-1 AM ET). She joined the news team in 2007 as a Washington D.C- based correspondent covering the Supreme Court.
How old is Bream? She is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born on December 23, 1970, in Sanford, Florida, USA.
Shannon Bream Education
Bream started her academic journey at a primary school in her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. She then relocated to North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee, where she graduated in 1988 at the age of 17. During her time at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, she won the beauty-pageant title Miss Virginia in 1990. She also participated in the Miss America 1991 pageant. Her scholarship award covered much of her education.
Upon graduating from Liberty University in 1993 with a degree in Business Management, Bream went 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. She graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1996.
Shannon Bream Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Shannon Bream Family
Bream is the only daughter of Marie Norris, a teacher, and Ed DePuy, a Leon County Commissioner. Her father, a former U.S. Marine, died in April 2013. She was brought up alongside her brother who is a former Navy pilot.
She is happily married Sheldon Bream on 30 December 1995. They met while attending Liberty University. Sheldon is an American journalist for the Fox News channel.
Bream likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Recently, Bream has provided live-breaking coverage on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, anchoring special primetime coverage as the situation escalated. In 2022, she led breaking news coverage surrounding the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Previously, she contributed to FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage which garnered the highest ratings for an election night in cable news history with 14.1 million total viewers.
In addition, Bream contributed to FNC’s live coverage surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett. Previously, in 2020, Bream covered the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and sat down with former second lady Dr. Jill Biden to discuss her husband’s decision to run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, her son Hunter Biden and the impeachment trial surrounding President Donald Trump.
Bream co-anchored live coverage alongside Bill Hemmer of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding various reports that President Donald Trump pressured him to stop an investigation into former national security advisor General Michael Flynn in June 2017. Moreover, she also contributed to live coverage of the 2016 presidential election where she discussed and interpreted various social media trends throughout the election cycle. Additionally, Bream provided live convention and delegate reporting during the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, OH.
Shannon Bream FNC
While at FNC, Bream has covered live from Capitol Hill on the 2015 Supreme Court decision to rule in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. Before that, she covered the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2012, as well as provided extensive live coverage of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Additionally, in June 3008, Bream reported on the Supreme Court hearing on Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Previously, Bream served as a weekend anchor for WRC-TV (NBC-4) in Washington, D.C. Before that, she anchored the evening and late-night news for WBTV (CBS-3) in Charlotte, NC, and held writing and reporting positions at WFTS-TV (ABC-28) in Tampa, FL. Bream was the first-ever female keynote speaker for commencement at Liberty University. Bream practiced corporate law in Tampa, FL, and in 1999, she was selected in a competition for ABC’s “Politically Incorrect” on May 11th, 2013. She has also crowned Miss Florida in 1994 and Miss Virginia in 1990.
She attended and graduated from Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.
Shannon Bream Books
Other than anchoring, she is a Chief Legal Correspondent for the network and host of Livin’ the Bream, a podcast on FOX News Radio (FNR) where she shares inspirational stories, personal anecdotes, and an insider’s perspective on actions and rulings from the high court. Furthermore, she is also a founding writer for FOX News Books, the publishing imprint of FOX News Media. Especially, her launching title, The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today was the 10th bestselling book in adult nonfiction in 2021, according to Bookscan, and spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, five of which were at number one. She is about to release her second book in the franchise, Mothers, and Daughters of the Bible Speak in March 2022.
Shannon Bream Husband’s Brain Tumor
Bream opened up about a difficult time in her and her husband’s lives together: after doctors discovered that he had a brain tumor.
“It was a complete shocker,” Shannon said on Fox Nation’s “Ride To Work.”
“He was a college athlete, very healthy and strong,” the “Fox News @ Night” anchor told Fox Nation’s Abby Hornacek “And he’d had an ear problem — like a ringing in his ear — for a long time.”
“They treated him for everything, ear infections, all kinds of stuff,” she continued. “And they said, ‘Well, we need to rule one thing out. It’s a longshot.’ But the test came back and they said ‘You’ve got a brain tumor. It’s about the size of a golf ball and it’s got to come out.’”
Sheldon Bream was 24 years old when he received the diagnosis. “It just kind of threw our whole world into a tailspin,” Shannon recalled. Sheldon underwent a nine-hour surgery to remove the tumor.
“The tumor was clean. Got that out. Luckily benign. It was wonderful news,” she remembered. “But he had a complication in that all of the swellings from the brain surgery crushed some of his facial nerves and he ended up with severe paralysis.”
Bream has an estimated salary ranging between $80,000 – $145,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.