Jesse Watters will replace Tucker Carlson for the 8pm slot, Fox News announced on Monday.
Watters, who started out doing ‘man on the street’ segments on Bill O’Reilly’s 8PM program, will now helm that same time slot, according to a press release.
Taking over Watters’ 7PM slot will be Laura Ingraham, while Greg Gutfeld will move his show to the 10PM time slot. Sean Hannity will remain in his 9pm time slot.
“Fox News Channel has been America’s destination for news and analysis for more than 21 years and we are thrilled to debut a new lineup,” said CEO Suzanne Scott in a statement. “The unique perspectives of Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity and Greg Gutfeld will ensure our viewers have access to unrivaled coverage from our best-in-class team for years to come.”
Fox announced in late April it was parting ways with Carlson just days after the outlet announced it was also parting ways with Dan Bongino. Carlson has since started hosting his own show on Twitter, prompting a public legal battle between Fox News and the Daily Caller co-founder. -Daily Caller
Carlson was slapped with a “cease and desist” order in mid-June for allegedly breaching his contract’s non-compete clause with his new Twitter show.
The former Fox host’s combined total for his first two shows was 169 million views, with the first episode cracking over 100 million in two days.