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Greta Van Susteren to Fox: Hire Leno

Fox News host says NBC is 'rolling the dice' by ditching latenight host

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren declared her support for Jay Leno on Monday, urging Fox executives to hire the late night host following his “Tonight Show” exit in 2014.

“I think Fox Broadcast should sign him up and compete against his old network,” she asserted on her blog.

The Fox News host, who admitted “of course no one is asking me…” in her headline, also bashed NBCUniversal for showing Leno the door despite his recent dominance in late night.

“In NBC’s ‘great wisdom’ they are upsetting the apple cart and forcing him to go,” she said of Leno’s ratings surge. “They have a known winner and are ‘rolling the dice.’ If I were a shareholder, I would wonder about that one.”

Leno will be replaced in early 2014 by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon, who is expected to take the reins sometime after NBC’s Olympics coverage wraps on Feb. 23.

NBC’s final “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” will air Feb. 6, 2014.

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