Accuracy in Media

Fox News has tapped Fox and Friends Weekend co-host Tucker Carlson to take over the 7 p.m. timeslot, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The network has been searching for a permanent host since Greta Van Susteren abruptly left Fox last month in the aftermath of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment claims. Van Susteren was a staunch defender of the now departed Ailes.

Since Van Susteren’s departure Brit Hume has been filling in and will continue in that role until Tucker takes over, which could be in about a week.

Carlson who previously hosted Crossfire on CNN and Tucker on MSNBC, has been with Fox News since 2009.

Fox needed to act relatively quickly. The ratings in the 7 p.m. hour have tumbled since Hume took over, finishing second last month to CNN for the first time in 15 years.

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  • bcliff

    About time! I saw on MSNBC someone who opined that Megyn Kelly wants Fox to lose it’s conservative bent! That would put us back at square one.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Another right wing hack gets a show on Fox “News”. How fair and balanced! Pathetic.

  • Atomic Bacon

    I then cordially invite you to enjoy the musings on the Clinton News Network. I’m sure your satellite or cable provider offers that fare. Enjoy!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    I don’t watch TV news. I prefer the real thing. That being said, Fox “News” is nothing but propaganda. CNN may skew left, but it’s not even close to being the left wing version of Fox.