Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Drops Radio Show for Podcast, Citing Family
"Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life," Ingraham said.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, "the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio," is ending her daily, three-hour-long radio show and launching an "original series" for podcast network PodcastOne.
“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” Ingraham said in the announcement. “Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life."
Ingraham continued: "Plus, my radio audience is smart, savvy and committed, and I know most will follow my new show in the format that is revolutionizing the audio world — digital podcasting.”
Ingraham, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, has hosted a radio show since 2001 and was known most prominently as a radio host before landing a primetime slot on Fox News late last year.
Her new show, The Laura Ingraham Show, launches in January.
"Due to her HUGE success on the Fox News channel, daily podcasts are a much better fit for Laura’s hectic schedule and provides her listeners in all markets access at any time to the new Laura Ingraham Show podcast," PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz said.
Reflecting on her lengthy and successful radio career, Ingraham said, "Without phenomenal producers, a committed sales team, great station managers and program directors — and of course my loyal advertisers — this show wouldn’t have been possible. Now it’s time for a new adventure.”
Ingraham's radio show aired daily from 8 to 11 a.m. on the East Coast. Her Fox News lead-in, Sean Hannity, hosts a radio show from 3 to 6 p.m. each day.