Gretchen Carlson To Host New Daytime Hour On Fox News Channel

Gretchen Carlson Host New Daytime Hour
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Fox News Channel, in the midst of orchestrating a series of changes to a lineup that has largely remained the same for years, said former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson would anchor a daytime hour all her own starting Sept. 30.

Carlson is set to host “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” each weekday at 2 p.m. Eastern.  The veteran Fox News anchor will ” interview newsmakers and lead in-depth panel debates, lending viewers context and perspective on the headlines of the day,” the cable-news network said in a prepared statement. As other Fox News shows have begun to do, “Real Story” Is also expected to make use of social media to explore trending stories and invite feedback from viewers.

The move was largely anticipated. Fox News said Carlson would move elsewhere in its lineup when it announced Elisabeth Hasselbeck would join “Fox & Friends.:”

Carlson’s program will be set against an hour of “CNN Newsroom” on CNN and “News Nation,” hosted by Tamron Hall.

The new show featuring Carlson is just the latest scheduling maneuver from the 21st Century Fox-owned operation, which has secured the biggest cable-news audiences for years. Staring October 7, Megyn Kelly  will host the 9 p.m. hour. moving from daytime, while  Sean Hannity is moving to 10 p.m. to accommodate (Hannity had long held forth during the 9 p.m. hour).  “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren,” which had been at 10 p.m., will move  to 7 p.m.

The occupant of Fox News’ 7 p.m. hour, Shepard Smith, has been given a new role and separate staff and newsroom that will allow him to cover breaking-news stories as they occur. The newsman will continue to anchor at 3 p.m,. weekdays, with the debut of a new one-hour program called “Shepard Smith Reporting,”

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  1. Jerry Gaddis says:

    This shows how useless Yahoo is!!!

  2. Chris says:

    This freaking article came out in 2013!!! Great editing by the useless yahoos at Yahoo….

  3. Rickie Donato says:

    gretchen the girl you had on about food stamps and no fraid is from another planet you can buy food stamps from people for fifty cents on a dollar almost anywhere

  4. clarence beal says:

    gretchen and the judge hit the nail on the head devauling the dollar is the problem

  5. Jim Campbell says:

    I’m sure glad Gretchen has left “Fox & Friends” morning program. Now I can go back to watching this morning program with Steve and Brian, after years of boycotting same because of Gretchen. I certainly will not view Gretchen’s new afternoon program, as I simply cannot stomach this woman. She is always inserting her personal situations into whatever interview she is conducting (her home state of Minnesota, her “Miss America” title, her children, etc.). She is also the worst interviewer ever. And her “ack-ack” laughter drives me up the wall, as it sounds like a machine gun is firing away. I wish Fox News would terminate this lady, as she is certainly not an asset to their cause.

    • Myron Cherry says:

      Motorcycle gangs – If they come up behind a slow moving vehicle, one of them will pass the vehicle and slow down, causing the vehicle to slow down or hit him. The others will then all ‘swarm’ past the vehicle, with the one still holding back the vehicle. When they are all past, he speeds up and joins the herd. This happened to me. Motorcycle gangs think they own the road, and if challenged, they gang up on ordinary people who question them.

  6. Michael Buonsante says:

    FNC has a great new lineup. However, the low information voter only watches broadcast channel shows like the big bang theory and two and a half men. They would get a chance to see some real news if the Fox Broadcast Network has a 6:30 to 7:00 evening news between their favorite shows.

  7. I’m not a great fan of Gretchen Carlson and am glad to know that Fox is only giving her an hour show rather than letting her take the entire 2-hr block once occupied by Megyn Kelly.

    Carlson’s interviews are almost always dominated by some sort of emotional element. Usually, her technique includes speaking with a catch in the throat as if she is only just barely holding back a torrent of tears that would flood the studio. Now it may be that Carlson is really that sensitive? but it may also be that she believes feigned deep sympathy is a good objective for an interviewer. In any event, her performance bugs me up a wall.

  8. Mary Duren says:

    What time is Brett Baer?

  9. Shepard has great passion and humor. Brings refreshing comments, albeit risky at times, to Fox News. Hope he will be happy in his new position.

  10. wayne says:

    It’s about time you got your show you will be great

  11. Gretchen Carlson is my least favorite person on Fox. She is thin-skinned and she bristles easily and without cause. The way she has treated some guests is just plain ugly. I stopped watching Fox and Friends because of her. I will always change the channel when she is on. There are plenty of women on Fox who are way more professional, classy, and worthy.

  12. Debby says:

    Liking the changes.

  13. patsy chinn says:

    Shep i miss you, only reason i watched Fox, you brought humor and human concerns to the facts! Hope this is a good move , if not come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! patsy

  14. mona says:

    I will miss Shepard Smith. Good luck with your new show.

  15. Hiram Johnny says:

    Wishing Gretchen great SUCCESS in her new show
    Good luck young lady

  16. Daniel C. Ellis says:

    I hope Carlson is able to leave her fundamentalism out of her daily hosting/reporting.

  17. Mike Couture says:

    Looking forward to The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson – have missed her on F&F.

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