Fox News Signs Laura Ingraham to New Multi-Year Deal

Laura Ingraham
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Ingraham, who hosts 'The Ingraham Angle' in the 10 p.m. hour, first joined Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox's primetime lineup in October 2017. 

Fox News Channel has signed a new multi-year contract with one of its primetime hosts, Laura Ingraham.

Ingraham, who hosts The Ingraham Angle in the 10 p.m. hour, joined Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox's primetime lineup in October 2017.

"Laura’s one-of-a-kind expertise and powerful commentary has provided an important voice to millions of Americans as a staple of our primetime lineup and we are thrilled to feature her insightful perspective across our platforms for many years to come,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.

Locking in Ingraham is a sign of strength for Fox News, which is facing unprecedented competition both from its traditional cable news competitors CNN and MSNBC, and right-wing channels Newsmax and One America News. While neither of those conservative channels is beating Fox in the ratings, both have surged after the election by forgoing real news programming in favor of a more Trump-friendly point of view.

There had been speculation that one of those channels, or perhaps even President Trump himself through a "Trump TV," could poach some top Fox talent, but at least in the case of Ingraham, that option appears off the table.

Up until the past few weeks when the post-election news cycle boosted CNN and MSNBC, Ingraham routinely topped her cable news competitors in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic. In fact, for 2020 thus far Ingraham's show is having the highest ratings for any cable news program in the 10 PM time slot's history.

In addition to her primetime program, Ingraham hosts a show on the Fox Nation streaming service. She first joined Fox in 2007 as a contributor.