Who is Bill Hemmer?
William George “Bill” Hemmer was born on 14 November 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, and is a journalist, best known for working with the Fox News Channel based in New York City. He is the co-anchor of the show “America’s Newsroom”.
The Riches of Bill Hemmer
How rich is Bill Hemmer? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. He also previously worked for CNN from 1995 to 2005, and for various local televisions stations. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Bill is the son of an executive salesman and a high school teacher, both of whom have retired from their respective jobs. He was the middle child of five children; he attend Elder High School, where during his senior year, he and a friend started a radio program, playing 15 minutes before classes began. This ignited his passion for broadcasting, and after matriculating, he would attend Miami University.
During his time at the university, he also studied in Europe at the Miami University Dolibois European Center, which was located in Luxembourg City at the time. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Bill took internships at WMUB-FM – where he worked as a radio disc jockey – and at an NBC affiliate located in Cincinnati. He began his career in sports production during the mid-1980s, but quickly discovered that he had a passion for live television, and would then would go on to work for WCPO-TV as the weekend sports anchor.
Career Beginnings and a Path to CNN
Hemmer took time off from CBS to go backpacking around the world, a year long hiatus during which he traveled through numerous locations, including Vietnam, Egypt, Eastern Europe, Israel, India and Nepal. During his travels he wrote dispatches and sent tapes to a local newspaper, The Cincinnati Post, as well as a CBS local affiliate. His pieces became collectively known as “Bill’s Excellent Adventure”, and what were turned into programs would go on to win two Emmys. He subsequently briefly worked as a news reporter for WCPO, before accepting a position at CNN International headquarters, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
He hosted numerous shows as a part of CNN, including “American Morning”, “CNN Tonight”, and “CNN Live Today”, in which he worked alongside Daryn Kagan. He covered several high profile events, including the 1996 Olympics bombing in Atlanta – for which he received an Emmy Award – as well as the 2001 September ‘11 attacks. He also travelled a lot for his reports, and was in Kuwait during tensions in Iraq – the first Gulf War – and he also covered the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005.
Working for Fox News
After numerous contributions to CNN, Bill decided to leave the network and join Fox News in 2005, having the same responsibilities as his work for CNN. He reported on a large number of stories both in the field and in the studio – some of his most notable reports include the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon Crisis. He also notably travelled to Baghdad, Iraq from where he covered the post-Iraq War troop surge of 2007. In 2012, he covered both the Democratic National Convention, as well as the Republican National Convention, playing a role leading into election night.
Here ya go! pic.twitter.com/C0xkReV1tR
— Bill Hemmer (@BillHemmer) September 28, 2017
Bill was also the lead reporter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Most of his recent work happens while an anchor for “America’s Newsroom”, a news/talk program that started airing in 2007. on which he co-hosts alongside Sandra Smith.
Relationships and Personal Life
Hemmer is well-known to be very secretive when it comes to his romantic relationships. There have been many rumors surrounding that aspect of his life, and there was even a time people suspected he was gay. The rumors were shut down when he started dating model Dara Tomanovich in 2005; they stayed together for eight years, and many believed that the two would settle down, but their relationship eventually ended in 2013.
He is also known to be very active when it comes to charity work, and is an honorary chair of the Ohio River Valley chapter for Arthritis walk. He is also a supporter of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and established the MUDEC scholarship in honor of the service of Dr. Emile Haag. Aside from these, he established the William G. Hemmer Scholarship which awarded an Elder High School student a scholarship if they shared an interest in journalism and world travel.