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FOX News taps Tucker Carlson to fill Megyn Kelly's time slot

FOX News taps Tucker Carlson to fill Megyn Kelly's time slot”

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is leaving the cable network for a role at NBC News. Martha MacCallum. The Fox News vet and co-anchor of America's Newsroom will host a new news program called The First 100 Days.

Carlson's 7 p.m. show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, has been soaring in the ratings, which apparently was very influential in the surprisingly quck decision by Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch and his executive team.

Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly in Fox News's prime-time lineup next week.

"For the last 12 years, our viewers have trusted her reporting and we are pleased she will be part of our our primetime line-up for the first 100 days of the new presidency". "I'll be leaving Fox News at the week's end and starting a new adventure, joining the journalists at NBC News, who I deeply admire", said Megyn Kelly at the end of her talk show on January 3.

Three days after confirming Megyn Kelly's departure, Fox News has already settled on her replacement.

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Van Susteren was replaced with Tucker Carlson in November, a move that Sherman says signals Fox's shift to the right (Carlson is a vocal supporter of President-elect Donald Trump). Eastern slot after Kelly does her final edition of "The Kelly File" on Friday. "I have grown up here, and been given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for", she told Fox News viewers Tuesday.

Fox News finished 2016 as the most-watched basic cable network in prime time and total day, a first for the network that has been around since 1996. It's a safer bet Fox News has already designed a new set for MacCallum, along with the new show's graphic look and music.

Ripa has had more than 50 different co-hosts since Strahan left "Live" previous year, but has not said if any are in the running for a permanent slot.

But that may soon change, as recent changes may hint that Murdoch wants Fox News to transform into a pro-Trump news network. All four women have appeared on The Kelly File in the past. "I will be cheering him on!" she added.

Tucker Carlson Tonight will broadcast live from Fox News Channel's Washington, DC bureau.



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