Fox News has seen a major personnel shakeup over the past year. And now, it looks like all these staff changes proved to be a huge opportunity for long-time contributor Laura Ingraham.
Founder Roger Ailes left the network last year amidst a sexual harassment scandal. Ditto for Bill O’Reilly, the popular host who left the network this year after multiple sexual harassment claims. During these two scandals, there was a large exodus of talent, including Megyn Kelly, Andrea Tantaros, and Gretchen Carlson (who was reportedly a victim of Ailes’s harassment).
And just last week it was announced that pro-Trump host Eric Bolling was leaving the network.
The latest shakeup takes the form of a brand new show – not a firing. Laura Ingraham has been making a name for herself as a radio host for years, and she’s been a guest host on a handful of Fox News shows, including “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Now, Ingraham is getting her own show.
According to the Daily Caller, “Sean Hannity’s show will be moved one hour earlier to 9 PM and ‘The Five’ will be moved back from 9 PM to its original time slot at 5 PM.” Ingraham will get a prime time show at 10 PM, replacing Hannity.
This is another huge shakeup, and it shows that Fox is doubling down on bringing pro-Trump voices into the fold. With Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and now Laura Ingraham – all supporters of the president – completing the evening lineup, the network appears to be pushing back on earlier reports that they were ditching Trump.
Ironically, CNN broke the news before Fox did:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 11, 2017
Previously Ingraham had been considered as a potential White House press secretary for the Trump Administration.
Admittedly, with the media hellbent on derailing the Trump presidency, it’ll be nice to see another pro-Trump face in prime time.
Ingraham has long been a hawkish voice on immigration, and she has been more supportive of Donald Trump than most other conservative hosts.
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