Harris Faulkner has been named the anchor of FOX Report Weekend (Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 PM/ET), the network's signature weekend newscast, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News.
Faulkner currently serves as the breaking news anchor for Happening Now.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Harris
has done an excellent job in a variety of roles for FOX News
- she handles breaking news well and exhibits great journalistic instincts.
Joining FOX News in 2005, Faulkner initially served as a correspondent and primetime news break anchor.
Previously, she served as a correspondent for the newsmagazine show A Current Affair and as a substitute host for The Nancy Grace Show on Headline News.
Before that, she worked as the primary evening anchor on KSTP-TV (ABC) and also hosted The Harris Faulkner radio talk show on FM107 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From 1993 to 2000, Faulkner
was the evening anchor for FOX 4 News
in Kansas City.
She began her television career at WNCT-TV (CBS) as an anchor and reporter in Greenville, North Carolina.
A recipient of six Emmy Awards, including the 2004 Emmy for Best Newscaster and Best News Special, she graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Mass Communications.