Harris Faulkner


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Harris Kimberley Faulkner (born October 13, 1965) is an American newscaster and television host for Fox News Channel. Faulkner joined Fox News Channel in 2005, where she anchors a daily daytime show Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner in addition to co-hosting Outnumbered. Faulkner also hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner. She has received 6 Emmy Awards including the awards in 2005 for Best Newscaster and Best News Special.

Faulkner was born on October 13, 1965 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Harris, a United States Army officer and Army Aviator, was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam. Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart in West Germany.

Faulkner attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a B.A. in mass communications.

Faulkner’s start in journalism was with LA Weekly where she contributed as a freelance business writer for $50 per article. Faulkner started her television career with an internship at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles doing small tasks before she moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to work as a reporter and anchor at WNCT-TV.

Faulkner worked for Kansas City’s WDAF-TV between March 1992 through 2000 as an evening anchor. While in Kansas City, Faulkner was the victim of harassment and stalking by a former acquaintance who followed her from North Carolina.

Faulkner’s next stop was at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-Saint Paul where she served as part of an evening anchor team. She left the station in July 2004.

She was a correspondent for the 2005 revival of A Current Affair until its cancellation in October of the same year.

Faulkner previously anchored her first solo network newscast Fox Report Weekend from 2011-2017. In addition to Midterm Election coverage 2018, Faulkner has substitute anchored for Shepard Smith Shepard Smith Reporting and for Martha MacCallum The Story. And she made frequent guest appearances on the night satire show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, prior to the departure of Gutfeld from that show.

In April 2014, Faulkner began working as one of the co-hosts on the daytime Fox News show Outnumbered. Soon after in 2017, she became the anchor of Outnumbered Overtime, which focuses more on a hard news format rather than a discussion format.

Faulkner has received six Emmy Awards including the 2005 Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special. In 1998 she was awarded the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian efforts.

Faulkner married former WCCO-TV reporter Tony Berlin in 2003 and they have two daughters.

In September 2015, Faulkner sued toy manufacturer Hasbro for $5 million claiming a plastic toy hamster in its Littlest Pet Shop line was an unauthorized use of her name and likeness. In October 2016, Faulkner settled her suit with Hasbro and the toy hamster ceased to be produced by the company.

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