Fox News is moving one of its contributors into a co-hosting spot on the weekend installments of “Fox & Friends.” The New York Times’ Media Decoder reports that the channel promoted Tucker Carlson to co-host the shows.
Carlson, who will start in his new job April 6, has served as a paid contributor to Fox for four years and is known for founding the conservative site The Daily Caller, the story says. He has also stepped in to host "Fox & Friends Weekend" as needed during the past year.
He replaces Dave Briggs, who left for NBC Sports in December.
In a statement, Fox News Executive VP Bill Shine said: “We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ team where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show.”