Fox News Brings Aboard New Prime-Time Host

Sep 18, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In the third lineup change this year for the Fox News Channel, the channel will add Laura Ingraham to its prime-time lineup.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the conservative commentator will be the host of a 10 p.m. ET weeknight show called “The Ingraham Angle” starting Oct. 30.

Sean Hannity will move to 9 p.m. ET starting Sept. 25 and will replace “The Five,” which will return to its 5 p.m. slot.

“Conservative firebrand Hannity will now go head-to-head with ideological opposite Rachel Maddow on MSNBC,” The Times notes, adding: “The 5 p.m. hour had been filled by ‘Fox News Specialists,’ but the program was canceled Sept. 8 after host Eric Bolling was fired amid sexual harassment allegations, which he has denied.”

Fox News star Bill O’Reilly also exited earlier this year amid sexual harassment allegations.

“In January, the network also moved Tucker Carlson into the 9 p.m. ET time period to replace the departing Megyn Kelly, who starts a new show next week on NBC,” The Times notes. “Carlson’s program moved to 8 p.m. ET in April to replace O’Reilly when he departed.”

Ingraham is a longtime contributor to Fox News, where she has had a presence since 2007. Among her past assignments, she worked as a fill-in on O’Reilly’s show.

“She was earning close to $2 million a year as a contributor,” The Times notes. “Her salary as a full-time host is likely to be a multiple of that.”

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