Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Anchor “Democracy 2024: South Carolina Primary” on FOX News Channel

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 21, 2024 – FOX News Media (FNM) will provide extensive live analysis and reporting ahead of the South Carolina primary beginning on Thursday, February 22nd and leading up to special coverage the day of the primary on Saturday, February 24th.

Co-anchored by FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, special coverage of the South Carolina primary will begin at 7 PM/ET on FNC this Saturday, February 24th. Throughout the evening, Baier and MacCallum will be joined by FNC’s Dana Perino and Harold Ford Jr., along with Bill Hemmer analyzing results in real-time on the electronic “Bill-board,” and Sandra Smith presenting the FOX News Voter Analysis results from the primary. Anchor John Roberts will also contribute to the coverage live from Senate’s End in Columbia, South Carolina with additional commentary provided by FNC analysts Karl Rove and Kellyanne Conway. 

Life, Liberty & Levin (Saturdays, 8 PM/ET) and One Nation with Brian Kilmeade (Saturdays, 9 PM/ET) will be preempted that evening. The Big Weekend Show and FOX News Saturday Night will air in the 9 and 10 PM/ET hours respectively. The following morning, FOX & Friends Weekend will broadcast from South Carolina to provide analysis on the results from the primary. 

Leading up to the primary, FOX & Friends co-host Lawrence Jones will broadcast live from Golden Egg in Surfside Beach, SC on Thursday, February 22nd, to speak with voters days before they cast their ballots. On Friday, February 23rd, FOX & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and FOX & Friends Weekend’s Pete Hegseth will host the three-hour program live from Senate’s End while Lawrence Jones will speak with diner patrons at Eggs Up Grill in Columbia. Following, John Roberts will present America Reports live from South Carolina and Sean Hannity’s eponymous Hannity (weeknights, 9 PM/ET) will also broadcast live from the Palmetto State.

Kicking off South Carolina Primary day, FOX & Friends Weekend (6-10 AM/ET) will be live from South Carolina with co-hosts Will Cain, Pete Hegseth and Rachel Campos-Duffy. John Roberts will continue the on the ground coverage from 1-3 PM/ET with a special edition of America Reports. FOX News Live will air from 4-5 PM/ET followed by FOX Report with Jon Scott from 5-7 PM/ET for a preview of the evening’s polling.

Reporting live on the ground in the days leading up to the primary will be FNC correspondent Alexandria Hoff. On Saturday night, FNC correspondent Mark Meredith will join the network’s expanded coverage from South Carolina.

FNC’s special programming surrounding the South Carolina Primary will include:

Thursday, February 22

  • 6-9 AM/ET – FOX & Friends live from South Carolina

Friday, February 23 

  • 6-9 AM/ET – FOX & Friends live from South Carolina
  • 1-3 PM/ET – America Reports live from South Carolina
  • 9 PM/ET – Hannity live from South Carolina

Saturday, February 24 

  • 6-10 AM/ET – FOX & Friends Weekend live from South Carolina
  • 1-3 PM/ET – America Reports live from South Carolina
  • 7-9 PM/ET – Democracy 2024: South Carolina Primary

Sunday, February 25

  • 6-10 AM/ET – FOX & Friends Weekend live from South Carolina

FOX News Digital will offer special on-site reporting and analysis along with a live blog throughout the night. There will be a video stream of the major speeches and significant events which viewers can access at Additionally, the Democracy 2024 election hub will feature a landing page dedicated to voter feedback and tracking candidates and results in real time.

FOX News Radio (FNR) will offer full coverage of the 2024 South Carolina Primary with special editions of The Brian Kilmeade Show, FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla and The Guy Benson Show to examine the importance of the day in the election cycle. On primary day, new episodes of FOX News Podcasts including The FOX News Rundown: From Washington and The FOX News Hourly Update will be presented to preview the primary, while The FOX News Rundown and Perino on Politics will release new episodes on Monday, February 26 to discuss the weekend’s results.

FOX Nation, FOX News Media’s streaming platform, will offer special analysis surrounding the primary for platform subscribers, titled FOX Nation Democracy 24: South Carolina. Beginning at 7 PM/ET, FOX & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth and a panel, including Campos-Duffy and Cain, FOX News Saturday Night’s Jimmy Failla and others, will interview South Carolinians as they cast their ballots. 

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