FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired Tucker Carlson as co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming. Carlson, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, will debut on Saturday, April 6th.
In making the announcement, Shine said, “We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the FOX & Friends Weekend team where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show.”
In his new role on the most-watched weekend morning program in cable news (6-10AM/ET), Carlson will deliver news analysis, conduct interviews and participate in a variety of recurring segments alongside current co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. Additionally, Carlson, who serves as a FOX News contributor, will continue to appear on the network’s daytime and prime time programming.
A media veteran, Carlson launched The Daily Caller in 2010, a 24-hour news site featuring original reporting, commentary and breaking news. Previously, he hosted the political program Tucker on MSNBC from 2005 through 2008. Prior to that, Carlson spent five years at CNN co-hosting The Spin Room and later Crossfire. He began his career at Policy Review, a national conservative journal, and has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Weekly Standard.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.