The “Special Report with Bret Baier” anchor has assumed new challenges both as a father and as a professional since COVID-19 took over the world, and he is proud of how his family has managed the crisis at home.
50-year-old reporter, news anchor, and political correspondent Bret Baier, from the Fox News Channel, is also a devoted family man, sharing two teenage sons with his wife of 16 years, Amy Baier.
Like many other American parent, Bret has watched his children attending school remotely, and he recently took to his Instagram profile to share a rare picture of himself and his two lookalike sons, to gush about them.
Bret Baier attending The Hill's and Entertainment Tonight's celebration of the 100th White House Correspondents' Association Dinner weekend at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC., in May 2014 . I Image: Getty Images.
Apart from showing his fans and followers how much (and how fast) his children have grown recently, Bret took a moment to acknowledge how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic had been for the teenagers, and how proud this made him, writing:
“Proud of my boys – Paul (13) & Daniel (10) working hard in virtual classrooms –not an easy thing for them or for @amybaier”
Bret additionally credited photographer Tony Powell with taking the snapshot, which pictures the father and his two sons wearing matching blue suits like the one Bret usually wears on television.
Bret’s post’s caption hit a chord among several of his fans and followers. Even though the comments to the publication have been restricted, some users left messages to the news anchor to share their reactions.
“Hopefully someday we can all look back at 2020 and share a laugh,” a user hoped. “Three very handsome fellows! Praying they excel during this time in spite of the difficulties,” another fan wrote. “Very handsome young men!” added a third user.
BROADCASTING FROM HOME
As it happened to most figures from the industry, Bret was left no alternative but to keep broadcasting his news show from his home during lockdown, which was not an easy task for him to do, especially with two sons and a dog.
As Bret told People back in May 2020, he had to go to great extents to prevent the family dog, Coco, from barking in the middle of a broadcast, on top of having to manage to keep working while assuming extra parental duties.
Although he assured that he normally always make time for his family, Bret described the lockdown situation with his children as a “different ballgame,” but he was satisfied with the way they all handled it in the end.
His son Paul’s health has also been a cause of great concern especially since the arrival of the pandemic. Paul has a heart condition that has required several surgeries for most of his life and he would be a high-risk COVID-19 patient.
Now, Baier has a difficult challenge ahead, since he will have to deal with the outcome of the 2020 presidential election season at the same time when Paul will undergo his fourth open-heart surgery.