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Harris Faulkner Bio


Harris Faulkner is an American newscaster for Fox News Channel, presenting Fox News Live headline updates during the 6:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. ET hours weekdays. She also fills in for Shepard Smith as a substitute anchor on The Fox Report, and hosts Fox News Extra segments that air on the international feed of Fox News. She has also been a guest of Fox's late night program, Redeye. Harris is also a motivational speaker and works for various charitable causes. She was born in 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at Fort McPherson, where her father was a military aviator. The family soon moved to Germany for over 3 years until 1969, when the family returned to the US. Harris studied business economics and mass communications at the University of California Santa Barbara. After graduation she worked as a junior accountant before becoming a freelance writer for the L.A. Weekly, contributing as a business writer. She started in TV at KCOP-Channel 13 in Los Angeles, then moved to Greenville, NC to work at WNCT-TV, then Kansas City WDAF-TV Channel 4, she lasted in Kansas city eight years and had a fall out with management after anchoring the primetime newscast between 1992 and 2000, and then the Twin Cities' KSTP-TV. In the Twin Cities she became part of a notable evening anchor team, before moving to the US national stage as part of the Fox News cable channel. Faulkner had received six Emmy Awards including the 2005 Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special. Along with Kent Ninomiya, she was head anchor for KSTP-TV's 6pm and 10pm news broadcasts until 2004, when the pair were simultaneously let go by the station. She was a correspondent for the Newsmagazine A Current Affair until its cancellation in October 2005. Harris was once the victim of a stalker who was caught breaking into her home. He attacked Harris and attempted to kill her. As a survivor Harris has written the book "Breaking News: God has a Plan". She tells audiences how to turn their worst circumstances into opportunities. Harris says, "Sometimes life forces us to choose excellence."

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