About Bill Hemmer

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 25, 2002

Bill Hemmer of CNN News is a favorite of mine. Please tell me more about him.
—Cynthia M., Texas

You aren't alone. The 37-year-old anchor and reporter was selected as one of People magazine's America's Top 50 Bachelors last year. Hemmer joined CNN in 1995 and has made a name for himself as a wanderer, going wherever the big stories take him. Close to home, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1996 Olympic Centennial Park bombing in Atlanta. He later worked the "hanging chads" story from Florida after the 2000 presidential election; traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., to cover Timothy McVeigh's execution; and reported from Ground Zero in New York City and the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom from Kandahar in 2001. Most recently, he was in the thick of it all as tensions heated up in Israel earlier this year. Hemmer started his television career as a sports anchor on WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and won three local Emmy awards in 1993 for Best Investigative Story, Best Entertainment Programming and Best Host. Hemmer graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor's degree in communication.