Fox News Taps Laura Ingraham to Host 10 P.M. Show
The commentator's hire has been rumored for weeks.
After weeks of speculation and media reports, Fox News made it official on Monday and announced that contributor Laura Ingraham will get her own show on the network at 10 p.m. The program will be called The Ingraham Angle and will debut Oct. 30.
Ingraham's new show is part of a larger rejiggering of the network's scheduling stemming from the recent cancellation of Eric Bolling's 5 p.m. show, The Fox News Specialists. (Bolling left the network after he was investigated for accusations of inappropriate communications.)
The Five, which has aired at 9 p.m., will move back to the 5 p.m. slot, and Sean Hannity's show will move up from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. to replace it in the lineup.
The switch will happen on Sept. 25. Hannity's former time slot, the 10 p.m. hour, "will be helmed by rotating hosts" until Ingraham's show debuts.
"We are delighted to unveil this new primetime schedule for both our current and future generation of loyal FNC fans," president of programming Suzanne Scott said in a statement. "Over the last decade, Laura’s extraordinary insight, expertise and strong voice have connected with our viewers across the network’s programming. We look forward to her providing the audience with her exceptional commentary, engaging insight and spirited debate.”
"Welcome @IngrahamAngle," Hannity wrote Monday afternoon on Twitter. "The 'next' generation of Fox News!!"
Ingraham first joined Fox News as a contributor in 2007. A prominent conservative commentator, Ingraham also has a radio show and is the founder of a right-leaning news website LifeZette. She did not comment publicly on reports of her getting her own show.
Here's how the network described her new show: "The Ingraham Angle will aim to cut through the Washington chatter to speak directly with unexpected voices and the actual people who are impacted by the news of the day. Ingraham will challenge the decision makers to focus on everyday, hard-working Americans who serve as the backbone of the nation. The program will also highlight the importance of faith in our nation and reveal stories that showcase the American spirit."