Bill Hemmer is a renowned name in the journalism industry. His career over three decades has seen him reporting from media giants like CNN and its rival network Fox News.

While his presence in television has amassed his fame and reputation, it has also brought attention to his personal life and relationship status.

He Once Dated Dara Tomanovich

Hemmer was in an enduring relationship with Canadian model Dara Tomanovich. The pair started dating in 2005, the year when they were spotted together at Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City. 

They kept their relationship fairly private, appearing together in events only once in a blue moon.

In December 2009, Hemmer and his girlfriend attended a reception for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Book at Rogue Tomate in New York City. Their last public appearance came in 2013 when they went to a Gala at City Centre in Berlin. 

The duo reportedly called it quits in 2013.

A year after the split, Tomanovich made headlines for crashing her Porsche in Manhattan. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and later released without bail.

His Relationship Status and Gay Rumors 

Since his split with Tomanovich, Hemmer has kept his personal life under wraps. Unlike his ex-girlfriend who is back to dating, he has never been romantically linked to any woman. 

His social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are also void of glimpses of his love life. The accounts only feature his job and career. 


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Because of his privacy, Hemmer is timely speculated to be gay. But judging someone's inclination based on his approachability would be inappropriate. Anyway, his now-defunct relationship helps more or less to dispel the rumors. 

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How He Got into Journalism

Born on November 14, 1964, Hemmer grew up in Ohio as the middle child amid five children.

His parents, father William R. Hemmer and mother Georganne M. Knittle, did their best to educate him. His father ran the family with his job as a mattress manufacturing company's executive.

Hemmer did his schooling from a Catholic parochial school Our Lady of Victory. Later, he joined Elder High School. During his senior year, he started a 15-minute radio program with his friend for the institution. The small step sprouted a passion of broadcasting in him. 

As a result, he chose broadcast journalism as his major subject for his bachelor's at Miami University and continued his study in Europe with the help of a fraternity program. 

Hemmer's Career In Fox News

Hemmer got into professional journalism in the mid-1980s, joining WLWT-TV as a sports producer. Soon after, he joined CBS-associated network WCPO-TV as a weekend sports anchor. 

At 26, he left all his jobs and stepped into a year-long journey, backpacking to China, Vietnam, Nepal, India, and Eastern Europe. In Calcutta, India, he worked for a children's clinic run by Mother Teresa for two weeks. 

He documented his journey through media and reports to form a piece titled Bill's Excellent Adventure. The Ohio native also shared his knowledge from the trip with CBS.


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After returning from his journey, Hemmer joined CNN in 1995. In his ten-year-long tenure with CNN, he hosted multiple programs such as American Morning alongside Paula Zahn, CNN Tonight, and CNN Morning News.

He also covered major events, among which the coverage of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta earned him an Emmy Award. 

In 2005, Hemmer left CNN and joined its rival Fox News as a founding co-anchor of America's Newsroom. He left the show later and started hosting afternoon newscast Bill Hemmer Reports in 2020. As a chief anchor, he also served breaking news and significant events. 

In 2021, he moved back to hosting America's Newsroom alongside Dana Perino. He now earns a salary of $3 million and has a net worth of $9 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.