Trace Gallagher has been announced as the new anchor of Fox News @ Night, taking over from the previous host Shannon Bream.
Following the news, Gallagher took to social media to share his excitement over the announcement. Congratulations from friends and fellow news anchors have been pouring in online.
What do we know about Gallagher? Let’s take a look into his new role, his family life, and what he has said about this exciting career move…
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Trace Gallagher announced as new Fox News anchor
Gallagher has been named the permanent anchor of Fox News @ Night, Fox News Channel’s midnight newscast.
He will be replacing Shannon Bream who held the role for five years before leaving to debut as anchor of Fox News Sunday earlier this September.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement: “When it comes to breaking news coverage, Trace Gallagher is one of the best in the business and having a seasoned journalist at the helm of this hour ensures our viewers unrivaled 24/7 news coverage.”
Meanwhile, Gallagher said that he looks forward to “breaking down the major headlines for our audience across the country every evening.
Is Gallagher married?
Yes, Gallagher is married. He has been with his wife Tracy for 28 years, an anniversary the couple celebrated last week. Gallagher shared a picture of the two of them on Instagram which he captioned: “So blessed to spend 28 years with my sweet, beautiful wife. Happy anniversary my love!”
The news anchor regularly shares pictures of his wife, Tracy, and has called her his “best friend,” an “all round amazing person,” and the “best football watching partner.”
Pictures of the couple on Gallagher’s social media include snapshots from football games, trips they have taken together, and days out with their children.
In 2020, he shared a picture of the couple for their 26th wedding anniversary and wrote: “I could not be more fortunate. I’d like to raise a glass to my best friend, beautiful wife, love of my life. Can I get a hear, hear?”
Does the new Fox News anchor have children?
Yes, Gallagher has two daughters: Evy and Lila. Evy is the older of the two and is 21, whilst Lila is 18.
Gallagher’s social media feed is packed with pictures of his family together on various trips from skiing holidays to celebrating their birthdays at restaurants and bars.
In 2020 he shared a picture of his daughters together and wrote: “National daughters day and I’ve got two of the best. I love my girls!”
His oldest daughter, Evy, is studying at the University of Alabama, and is part of the Chi Omega sorority. She is also the managing editor of Alice Magazine.
Gallagher reacts to Fox News announcement
Gallagher shared the news of his new role on Instagram and wrote: “Very excited to start a new chapter! Thank you for the support.”
Twitter was filled with congratulations for the news anchor from friends and colleagues.
Matt Finn tweeted: “Congrats to my friend and colleague @tracegallagher — named anchor of Fox News at Night. From LA!”
Bream also shared her congratulations, posting: “A winning combination – the incredibly talented @tracegallagher and fantastic @FoxNewsNight team!”