The departure of Tucker Carlson from Fox News was an earthquake to the structure of the media company, given that he was its most popular anchor. Almost a month after his departure, the station has found a replacement from within its ranks. According to reports, Fox is considering "multiple scenarios" involving their three top-grossing presenters.
Since Carlson departed from the 8 p.m. slot, Fox has replaced the broadcast with Fox News Tonight, an opinion show that constantly rotates hosts. For example, Kayleigh McEnany, Lawrence Jones and Brian Kilmeadeson have been among the names who have led the show recently.
The Drudge Report reports that the wait for a more permanent solution may soon be over. Sean Hannity would take over part of the primetime slot, with Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld also moving to primetime.
"Fox News is preparing to announce ambitious new programming, programming in which every hour of prime time will change," the Drudge Report said.
Fox News clarified the situation with a statement in which it assured that "no decision has been made on a new primetime lineup and there are multiple scenarios under consideration."
Before the report surfaced, Watters, who currently co-hosts The Five, the network's top-rated show, was rumored to be tapped to fill Carlson's shoes. On the other hand, Gutfeld is pulling excellent numbers with his nightly program: Gutfeld!
What about Laura Ingraham?
Fox consumers who saw the report quickly wondered where the popular anchorwoman would fit since her name did not appear in the new scheduling. Social networks were flooded with rumors about Ingraham's possible departure from the news channel.
Fox News came out to deny these rumors. A spokesperson for the network asserted that "reports based on various tweets by left-wing activists are wildly inaccurate — Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup."