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FOX News Channel to Host Town Halls on Women’s Issues With Republican Presidential Candidates Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley on January 8 & 9

Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Co-Moderate Each Event

FOX News Channel (FNC) will host two live town halls with presidential candidates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley focused on women’s issues in Des Moines, Iowa from 6-7 PM/ET on January 8th and 9th. Airing on Special Report, chief political anchor Bret Baier and The Story anchor and executive editor Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the town halls with Ambassador Haley appearing on January 8th and Gov. DeSantis on January 9th. Each candidate will take questions from Baier and MacCallum in front of a live audience.

In August 2023, Baier and MacCallum co-moderated the first Republican Presidential Primary debate in Milwaukee which featured Gov. DeSantis and Ambassador Haley, as well as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Doug Burgum, Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Asa Hutchinson. Viewed by 13 million people, the debate was the most-watched of the 2024 election cycle and the highest-rated non-sports telecast of the year. Baier and MacCallum have also both hosted Gov. DeSantis and Ambassador Haley on their respective programs since they announced their campaigns for president. MacCallum also conducted a dual interview with Gov. DeSantis and his wife Casey in December.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service and has been the number one network in basic cable for the last eight years and the most-watched television news channel for nearly 22 consecutive years, currently attracting nearly 50% of the cable news viewing audience according to Nielsen Media Research. Notably, Nielsen/MRI Fusion has consistently shown FNC to be the network of choice for more Democrat and Independent viewers, with the most politically diverse audience in cable news. Additionally, a 2023 New York Times/Siena College poll found FNC as the leading single source of news for voters across the country. Owned by Fox Corporation, FNC is available in more than 70 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top 10 programs in the genre.


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