On Tuesday, President Joe Biden made it official, ending speculation about whether he would seek re-election or dump Vice President Kamala Harris.
But today’s most pressing issue is not Biden. “Who will replace Tucker Carlson on Fox News at 8 pm?” is the real question.
Fox News Tonight will continue airing with a rotating cast of Fox News hosts until a permanent replacement is found.
Even though the 8 o’clock hour is a cornerstone of prime time, it’s unclear how much effort the network will put into finding a new host or show for that time slot.
According to 19FortyFive’s sources inside the cable news network, Laura Ingraham is favored to take Carlson’s 8 p.m. slot. While the future of her show, The Ingraham Angle, remains unclear, it may be relocated from 10 pm ET to 8 pm.
Those sources say she is the frontrunner, but nothing is set in stone.
Ingraham may be the odds on choice, but there are other possibilities.
Although Sean Hannity appears to be very at home at 9 p.m., he might move to the premium 8 p.m. hour and would be a big candidate for the place.
An hour of news might follow Special Report with Brett Baier, meaning Jessie Watters could move from 7 to 8 p.m.
Changing the time of the widely-watched 6 p.m. news program to 7 p.m. and rearranging other talent and shows is a long shot.
Additionally, Shannon Bream, who has filled in for Baier and is currently the host of Fox News Sunday, could be promoted to either the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. position in such an internal talent shuffle and make additional changes.
Nonetheless, Laura Ingraham is reportedly in the lead to take over the slot of the former crown jewel of Fox News’ nighttime opinion programming – the great Tucker Carlson.