Earlier this week, we reported that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly will be leaving the network to join the liberal NBC News. Kelly’s last show will be Friday.
Ever since Kelly’s departure was announced, people have been wondering who will take over the coveted 9:00 p.m. slot. Well, we now have an answer.
Matt Drudge is reporting that newly minted Fox News host Tucker Carlson will move over from the 7:00 slot, where he has seen a massive ratings increase, and now occupy the space between Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity:
TUCKER CARLSON NEW CABLE KING…
GETS 9 PM FOXNEWS https://t.co/pt0ayt53uD
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) January 5, 2017
It is being reported that Fox News offered Kelly a 4 year $100 million contract at the last minute in order to sway the journalist from bolting to another network. Megyn Kelly has been in the headlines in recent months after she revealed that former executive Roger Ailes sexuality harassed her in recent years, which lead to his ousting from the network.
Tucker Carlson’s move to the 9:00 slot seems perfect as he offers a strong conservative opinion and his battles with liberals in recent weeks have become EPIC. Prior to anchoring the 7:00 time slot, Greta Van Susteren anchored a long-running program, but abruptly left the network after Roger Ailes’ ousting.
Now that Carlson is moving over to 9:00, someone will have to fill the 7:00 hour, and several names have already emerged. Fox Business’ Trish Regan has been rumored to be a top contender for the role, as well as Martha MacCallum, Shannon Bream and Sandra Smith. Kimberly Guilfoyle, who currently co-hosts “The Five” has also been heavily lobbying for her own show on Fox.
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