Fox News has announced changes in it prime-time lineup following the departure of Megyn Kelly.
Tucker Carlson, host of the 7 pm show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” will move to 9 pm, filling the vacancy left by Kelly and her show “The Kelly File.” Martha McCallum will take over the 7 pm slot with a new show covering the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
“In less than two months, Tucker has taken cable news by storm with his spirited interviews and consistently strong performance,” said Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox. “Viewers have overwhelmingly responded to the show and we look forward to him being a part of Fox News’ powerful prime-time line-up.”
After only two months on the air, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is one of the most watched cable news programs, coming in second to “The O’Reilly Factor” in the adults age 25-54 demographic at the end of December. The show covers the news with analysis and debates with experts on both sides of the political aisle.
McCallum’s 7 pm show, called “The First 100 Days,” will closely follow the first 100 days of the new Trump administration.
McCallum will also join Fox’s Chief Political Anchor Brett Baier for Inauguration Day coverage on Friday, January 20th.
“Martha is a versatile and skilled anchor who has proven to be an essential component of our news programming,” Murdoch said of the host. “For the last 12 years, our viewers have trusted her reporting and we are pleased she will be part of our prime-time line-up for the first 100 days of the new presidency.”
Fox News is currently the most trusted television news source in the country, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll.