Fox News Channel has been the center of all media news since it was announced that Megyn Kelly would be leaving the network to join NBC News.
“While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge. I remain deeply grateful to Fox News, to Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, and especially to all of the FNC viewers, who have taught me so much about what really matters,” Kelly said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
The outgoing Fox News star also said she would be hosting a new weekday talk show, a Sunday news magazine as well as anchoring major political events for NBC.
That leaves the 9 pm ET slot for Fox News Channel to be filled. It looks like the answer according to The Drudge Report is Tucker Carlson, who has been a boon for Fox News ever since he replaced Greta Van Susteren in the 7 pm slot, with a short stint in between by Brit Hume.
Here’s Drudge with the details:
“Tucker has already proven to be an audience powerhouse at 7 PM, now sky is the limit!” an insider explains.
“FOX NEWS will not be tamed.”
In recent weeks, the Carlson show hit #1 audience and demo with a mix of explosive interviews and hard-hitting topics.
Timing isn’t everything in the business, it’s the only thing, and Carlson arrives just as the Trump presidency begins.
The broadcast wunderkind previously anchored shows on CNN, MSNBC and PBS.
In less than two months, Tucker has taken cable news by storm with his spirited interviews and consistently strong performance,” said 21st Century Fox and Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, in a statement. “Viewers have overwhelmingly responded to the show and we look forward to him being a part of Fox News’ powerful primetime line-up.”
Taking Carlson’s spot at 7 pm will be Martha MacCallum who will host a show called “The First 100 Days,” documenting the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Politico reported. MacCallum will also co-anchor inauguration coverage for Fox News. She will leave her 9 am slot co-anchoring “Happening Now” alongside Bill Hemmer, being replaced by Shannon Bream.
Source: Drudge Report