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Harris Faulkner Is a Longtime Fox News Anchor — Glimpse into Her Journalistic Career

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 28, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Harris Faulkner began working on Fox News Channel in 2005. She currently serves as anchor of the network's show "Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner."

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Before she joined Fox News Channel, Faulkner worked as a correspondent and primetime news break anchor, as reported by Fox News.

Beforehand, she worked as a correspondent for "A Current Affair," a newsmagazine show. She also worked as a substitute host for "The Nancy Grace Show" on Headline News.

Harris Faulkner at Fox News Channel Studios on March 9, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Harris Faulkner at Fox News Channel Studios on March 9, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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EARLY CAREER

Prior to that, Faulkner filled in as the primary evening anchor on KSTP-TV (ABC). She was also the host of "The Harris Faulkner" radio talk show on FM107 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 1993, Faulkner, who graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Mass Communications, was the evening anchor for FOX 4 News in Kansas City. The show ended in 2000.

Her television career started at WNCT-TV (CBS) when she worked as an anchor and reporter in Greenville, North Carolina.

Harris Faulkner at The Paley Center for Media on September 18, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Harris Faulkner at The Paley Center for Media on September 18, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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SUING A COMPANY

Because of her spectacular performances, Faulkner won six Emmy Awards. That includes the Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special in 2004.

In 2015, Faulkner sued Hasbro Inc. in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. The reason was that Hasbro created, manufactured, and distributed for sale a toy hamster named "Harris Faulkner," which was a part of its "Pet Pawsabilities" toy line, as reported by NBC News.

Faulkner has not been part of some of the public on-air strains at Fox News between news and opinion personalities.

Harris Faulkner at The Paley Center for Media on September 18, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Harris Faulkner at The Paley Center for Media on September 18, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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WRONGFULLY APPROPRIATED HER NAME

According to her lawyers, the hamster with a butterfly hat determinedly and improperly appropriated Faulkner's remarkable and important name and particular persona for its own monetary profit.

Although Hasbro no longer sells the toy, a photo submitted as proof in the lawsuit permits for a side-by-side comparison.

The suit looks for a jury preliminary, battling that "Hasbro's portrayal of Faulkner as a rodent" is disparaging and annoying.

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In 2019, Fox News Channel aired "Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner: Police Emergency." The show concentrated on the treatment of law enforcement across the country, as reported by Deadline.

Her town hall comes as her show, "Outnumbered Overtime," had reached high ratings. It topped cable rivals and furthermore beated its broadcast competitors.

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Faulkner has not been part of some of the public on-air strains at Fox News between news and opinion personalities. She, however, praised journalist Shepard Smith after he announced that he was leaving the network in October 2019.

Faulkner took to Twitter to share that her break came sub-anchoring for Smith when she initially joined Fox News. She added that it was an honor and privilege to sit on his set.

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