Fox News Announces Permanent Replacement for Tucker Carlson

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    Fox News has tapped Jesse Watters to fill the larger-than-life hole left by Tucker Carlson.

    Fox News Channel will debut a new primetime lineup on July 17, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced on Monday. 

    “FOX News Channel has been America’s destination for news and analysis for more than 21 years and we are thrilled to debut a new lineup. The unique perspectives of Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity, and Greg Gutfeld will ensure our viewers have access to unrivaled coverage from our best-in-class team for years to come,” Scott announced. 

    “Jesse Watters Primetime” launched last year and has since emerged as the fastest growing cable news program. Watters will continue to co-host “The Five,” which has been the most-watched cable news program for seven-straight quarters. 

    The new lineup is a reshuffling of the current evening schedule: Jesse Watters will be taking the 8 p.m. hour, directly replacing Carlson. Laura Ingraham will move from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sean Hannity will stay at 9 p.m. and Greg Gutfeld will move to 10 p.m.

    Trace Gallagher, a news anchor at the network, will move up to 11 p.m.

    2 COMMENTS

    1. “Good luck Jesse,
      I’m sure you’ll do just fine in Tucker’s slot. I’ve always liked you but I won’t be watching simply out of principle, I stopped watching FOX NEWS long ago and only streamed Tucker’s segment. You should move on as well unless you’re okay working for Communists.”

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