Martha MacCallum has become quite a familiar face on Fox News as the anchor of the early primetime program The Story — and it doesn’t appear that will be changing any time soon.
According to Mediaite, Fox and MacCallum have just agreed to a multi-year deal with undisclosed terms that will keep the popular host in front of viewers for the foreseeable future.
MacCallum makes the cut
Since 2017, the 55-year-old has anchored The Story with Martha MacCallum in the 7 p.m. ET primetime slot, where she has received stellar ratings and consistently beat out her cable news competitors, including in the coveted demographic of adults aged 25–54. Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace touted MacCallum’s popularity in a statement published Wednesday.
“Martha is a superb journalist which is exemplified nightly by her incredibly strong interviewing skills and first-rate reporting,” the statement read in part. “We are delighted to have her continue anchoring and helping lead the network’s political team for another important election cycle and many years to come.”
In a statement of her own, MacCallum said it is “a privilege and an honor” to serve in her position.
“Each night, it is a privilege and an honor to connect with Fox News Channel’s millions of viewers at 7 p.m.,” she said. “With the election year in full swing, I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue anchoring with our great team, at the network that has afforded me invaluable experiences over the past 15 years.”
In addition to continuing to anchor her highly-rated primetime program, MacCallum will also continue to be an integral member of the network’s team that provides coverage of elections and political events. That includes covering both regular and special elections, as well as events like presidential debates, town hall discussions, State of the Union addresses, and — most recently — impeachment hearings and trials.
MacCallum will be joined at many of these events by her long-time co-anchor Bret Baier.
Building a legacy
According to a statement from Fox, MacCallum began her career in journalism as a finance reporter in 1991 before transitioning to a local media station in New York in 1996. She later joined NBC and CNBC as a reporter and anchor, a role she served in from 1997 to 2003.
In 2004, MacCallum made the leap to Fox News to serve as a correspondent.
MacCallum served in that role until 2010, when she began working as a daytime anchor for the network. She transitioned out of that role in 2017 to host The First 100 Days, a program documenting President Donald Trump’s administration that later became known as The Story.
Now, it looks like MacCallum will be keeping that gig for years to come.