Jesse Watters to take Tucker Carlson slot on Fox News primetime

The former Bill O’Reilly contributor has climbed rapidly at Fox News.

Fox News has announced that Jesse Watters will be the new host of the 8 p.m. hour, replacing former commentator Tucker Carlson.

This is one of several prime-time changes that the network has made recently.


Driving the news: The announcement of Watters’ appointment came as Fox News navigates its post-Carlson era in primetime.

  • Laura Ingraham is moving to 7 p.m., kicking off the prime slate, followed by Watters.’
  • Sean Hannity will follow Watters’ program with his regular 9 p.m. time slot.
  • Greg Gutfeld’s comedy and public affairs show “Gutfeld” is moving to 10 p.m.
  • Fox News has been making several changes to its prime-time lineup in recent months, as it seeks to maintain its position as the most-watched cable news network in the United States.

    What they’re saying: In a statement, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott praised Watters’ “incredible work ethic, sharp wit, and relatable style,” and said that he has “proven himself to be an invaluable asset to the network.”

    • Watters himself said that he was “honored to be taking on this new role” and that he looked forward to “working alongside the talented team of journalists and producers” at Fox News.
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