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ret Baier has spent a lifetime learning on his feet. His first day in Washington was September 11, 2001 when he drove from Fox New’s Atlanta bureau to cover the attack on the Pentagon; he never returned to Atlanta and spent the next five years covering the Pentagon. When he married his wife Amy in 2004, their eightday honeymoon was the longest amount of consecutive time they had ever spent together and Bret says “he truly learned a lot in those early days.” “I learned I needed to be a lot neater and that my Buffalo Bills sweatshirt was not cool enough to make the wardrobe cut,” he says. When the couple’s first son, Paul, was born in 2008 the Baiers were told that their 2-day-old son needed surgery or he wouldn’t make it past a fortnight. They’ve been learning everything about congenital heart disease and Children’s National Medical Center ever since. After a busy fall and winter, which included Paul’s third open heart surgery, celebrating Bret’s fifth year as anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and the completion of his first book “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage & Love,” plus recently moving into a new house in upper Northwest Washington — which they had been building for the last three years — the Baiers are ready to relax. “There are a few walls that still need art, but I think we are ready to just put it in cruise control and chill for awhile,” Amy says of the couple’s ultimate “dream house.” The focal points of that dream include a vibrant art collection comprising pieces by Lana Gomez, Jamali, Eva

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Washington Life Magazine - May 2014 Issue  

The Power 100: Influential Players Running Washington & the World

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