Megyn Kelly will be bumped up into a primetime slot on Fox News. The news anchor will no longer host "America Live-Up" during the day-time hours when she returns from her maternity leave, but now instead host "The Kelly File" during the coveted 9pm slot.
The previous 9pm slot host, Sean Hannity, is being moved to 10pm, while the previous 10pm slot host, Greta Van Susteren, will move back to 7pm. "The O'Reilly Factor" will stay put at its 8pm slot.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes said the shakeup is part of Fox's strategy to keep the cable news network at the top of the ratings. "As the network continues to dominate with the top 13 programs in cable news, Fox News already redefined primetime viewing to extend well beyond the antiquated 8-11 p.m. format."
"We've developed a deep bench of engaging and thought-provoking personalities that have grown with Fox News as it has evolved into the most influential and successful cable network in television," Ailes continued. "These changes will enable the network to continue setting the industry standard for years to come."
The programming change will go into effect as of Monday, October 7.
by RTT Staff Writer
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