The Drudge Report is reporting that Fox News Channel is about to make its first prime-time change in ten years. Megyn Kelly is to replace Sean Hannity at 9 PM. It was not known what would become of Sean Hannity as he has a secure contract with Fox until after the 2016 election.
Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal.
The shock announcement is set for later this month.
“It’s all about Megyn,” an insider explains. “She is the new face of cable news. She has it all!”
Report: Megyn Kelly Moving to ‘Hannity’ Timeslot on Fox News – TVNewser
Fox News announced a move to primetime last month. It is not immediately clear where Sean Hannity, who currently hosts the 9 p.m. hour, will move. Hannity, along with Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Bret Baier and Shepard Smith, recently signed long-term contracts with Fox News Channel.
Drudge reports an official announcement “is set for later this month.” A spokesperson for the network did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is set to speak to 21st Century Fox investors this afternoon. The heads of all divisions of the newly-formed company are laying out a roadmap for investors.
via - TVNewser.
On whether Sean Hannity is going to 10 PM
LET ME STOP THE RUMORS
I am not going anywhere.
I have a long term contract with Fox News Channel and it is for a daily cable news show in “prime time.”
Done, ok? (And by the way, don’t you love the courage of the anonymous sources? and those who then speculate from there? )
- Greta – 7 pm
- O’Reilly – 8 pm
- Megyn Kelly – 9 pm
- Hannity at – 10 pm
Before the Drudge Report we thought Megyn Kelly was going to go to 7 pm (and we still see that as the best fit)
UPDATE: A Fox spokesperson tells Mediaite:
“We will neither confirm nor deny any programming schedule changes. As previously stated, the network has signed long-term deals with Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Shepard Smith, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren.”
via | Mediaite.
The competition (if you could call it that) Responds
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 8, 2013
Other Tweets about Megyn Kelly move to 9 PM
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) August 8, 2013
— Garrett Humbertson (@G_Humbertson) August 8, 2013
— General Al Haig (@ClearPatriot) August 8, 2013
.@piersmorgan tells Megyn Kelly to bring it on at 9pm time slot. He does realize that she’s not going to be his cohost, right?
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) August 8, 2013