Conservative host and regular Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham is reportedly finishing contract talks to take the 10 pm slot on the Fox News Channel.
According to a report, Ingraham will take the 10 pm hour from “Hannity” who will move to the 9 pm hour pushing “The Five” back to its original timeslot at 5 pm which was vacated when Fox parted ways with Eric Bolling who hosted “The Specialists” in that slot.
Previous schedule changes in the Fox News lineup left most watchers wondering if anyone was actually planning the schedule or just playing “pin the tail” with the time slots. At one point, Rupert “Daddy” Murdoch had to step back in to calm the waters among staff.
“The Five” belonged at five, you need Hannity at 9 with another strong, intelligent Conservative host behind him. That was obvious and the newest moves fit that model.
The transitions are now more natural. Daytime news (Shep, and HQ) transitions into the Five’s lighter approach until the deep-look news of Baier and MacCallum. Tucker, Hanity, and Ingraham will finish out FNC’s evening programming with commentary.
The schedule changes also put Hannity up against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow who has been doing very well in the 9 pm timeslot ever since “The Five” moved there.
The timing and name of Laura’s new show and the date for the schedule changes have not yet been announced as the contract details have not yet been finalized.