Bill Hemmer is currently a co-host of Fox News Channel's (FNC) "America's Newsroom." Most recently, Hemmer was in Haiti reporting live on the devastating aftermath of the earthquake, including the rescue efforts and humanitarian aid. Previously, in November, he reported live from the army base in Fort Hood, Texas covering the ensuing investigation into the shootings. He has also provided live coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Convention. In the summer of 2008, Hemmer interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and monitored FNC's "Bill Board" during the 2008 primary season. Hemmer provided live coverage from London during the British sailors' hostage situation in Iran. In 2006, he reported live from a U.S. Marines in Camp Fallujah, Iraq, and he delivered updates on rescue efforts for miners trapped in West Virginia as well as the recovery efforts in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina. For the past 10 years Hemmer was an anchor/correspondent at CNN, where he most recently co-hosted "American Morning." While there, Hemmer also anchored "CNN Live Today" and "CNN Tonight." In 2005, he reported live from Rome and Vatican City on the death of Pope John Paul II, and in 2004 he covered both the Democratic and Republican conventions and served as one of CNN's anchors on election night. In 2003, Hemmer traveled to Kuwait to report on the ongoing tensions with Iraq, and stayed on-site to cover Operation Iraqi Freedom when the war began. In 2002, he reported live from Jerusalem on the tension in the Middle East, and earlier was stationed at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Hemmer also reported live from Tallahassee during the election 2000 recount. A recipient of several awards and honors, including a 1996 Emmy Award, Hemmer began his career as a weekend sports anchor for WCPO-TV (CBS) in Cincinnati. He is a graduate of the Miami University of Ohio and is a native of Cincinnati.