Things are moving quickly, including at the Fox News Channel.
Tucker Carlson was selected to take over as host of Fox News’ primetime 7p.m. ET slot.
The LA Times reported:
Carlson is taking over the 7 p.m. ET time period long held by Greta Van Susteren, who left earlier this year over a contract dispute. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume has filled in since Van Susteren’s departure in early September.
A Fox News spokesperson declined comment when asked about the plan for Carlson on Thursday. But word that the program is close to a done deal already is making its way around Washington circles.
Carlson, who is founder of the conservative news site the Daily Caller, has been hosting the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends” since 2013. There is no word yet on who will take over his morning spot or how Carlson’s role at the Caller will change.
As for Fox News?
The new show is set to air November 14th. This is the network’s first major hire since the ousting of Roger Ailes, the Times reported. Due to Tucker’s political stance, the network looks to keep courting its conservative base.
Fox personalities are beginning to sound off on the decision.
Bret Baier took to Facebook to express his congratulations:
And Brit Hume, the anchor who has been filling in for Van Susteren since her departure was one of the first to acknowledge the change:
Great news! @TuckerCarlson will take over On the Record after the election as the new host. Congratulations to him. Terrific choice!
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 3, 2016
Always a class act.