Fox News Shake Up Makes Laura Ingraham's Big New Role Very Clear

Carla Harmon
September 19, 2017

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham will host a new program on Fox News at 10 p.m., the network announced Monday.

The network confirmed those reports on Monday, saying Ingraham would anchor a new show called The Ingraham Angle in the 10pm time slot.

Ingraham, a longtime contributor to Fox News, will be the weeknight host of "The Ingraham Angle", at 10 p.m. ET.

Tucker Carlson will remain at 8 p.m., a post he assumed when Mr. O'Reilly departed - after more than a decade - in the face of sexual harassment accusations.

Sean Hannity will have his show moved up to the 9pm time slot, where he will go head-to-head with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in the ratings. Ingraham, a talk radio giant and early supporter of President Donald Trump, will takeover the 10:00 PM EST slot now occupied by Sean Hannity, who will move back to his original time at 9:00 PM. The 5 p.m. window opened after Eric Bolling left the network following an investigation into allegations he sent lewd text messages to female colleagues. "Martha, Tucker and Sean have proven that they understand the pulse of America across the political and the cultural spectrum", Ingraham added. "We look forward to her providing the audience with her exceptional commentary, engaging insight and spirited debate". There were rumors after President Donald Trump's victory in November that she would serve as Trump's press secretary.

Fox News previously changed up the primteimte line-up in April after Bill O'Reilly was ousted. On the same day, The Five will move back to its namesake 5 PM ET slot.

Here's what the new Fox News primetime will look like, beginning on October 30. She is expected to continue hosting "The Laura Ingraham Show" on the radio and in her role as editor of the website.

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