Shannon Bream (born Shannon Noelle DePuy, December 23, 1970) is an American journalist for the Fox News Channel. She is Fox News's Supreme Court reporter as well as the anchor of America's News Headquarters on Sundays from 12:00–2:00 p.m (Eastern) and America's Election Headquarters weekdays from 2:00–3:00 p.m (Eastern). Bream is also an occasional substitute anchor for Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday.
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Born in Sanford, Florida, Bream is the only daughter of Marie Norris, a teacher, and Ed DePuy, a Leon County Commissioner. She attended North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee and graduated in the class of 1988 at the age of 17. While in school, her first job was helping her mother renovate houses by scraping the paint off window panes.
From the time she was a child, Shannon was interested in journalism and news broadcasting. Her inspiration to build a career in the field was drawn from seeing beautiful female journalists and news anchors and although her parents did not approve of her ambition because they thought she would never be able to make ends meet with a career in journalism, she has succeeded in proving them wrong.
Bream attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; while attending Liberty University, she entered the Miss Virginia pageant. Bream won the title of Miss Virginia in 1990. While in the University in 1990, she entered for the Miss Virginia beauty pageant and emerged the winner. She went a step further by registering for the Miss America pageant in 1991, even though she did not win, Shannon Bream was one of the top 10 finalists that year. Her scholarship award took care of much of her education.
After graduating from Liberty University in 1993 with a degree in Business, Bream returned 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 competed in the Miss USA 1995 pageant finishing in fourth place. She is one of only a few women to have competed in these two national pageants representing different states.
After graduation from Florida State University College of Law (1996), Bream moved to Tampa, Florida and began her law career, focusing mainly on sexual harassment issues.
She eventually made a career change from the legal profession to pursue a career in television news.
In 2001, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, becoming the evening and late-night news reporter for the CBS affiliate, WBTV. In 2004, after three years at WBTV, Bream joined Washington D.C.'s NBC affiliate WRC-TV. At WRC-TV, she was a weekend anchor and covered general assignments.
While at WRC-TV, she came to know Brit Hume who was the managing director of Fox News Channel - Washington Bureau. He suggested that she send in an audition tape to the channel and with his encouragement, she submitted audition tapes to Fox News. Bream joined the Fox News Channel in November 2007, and is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.
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