Updates: Brian Kilmeade very brief mention of tucker carlsonAs an exit, it opened under the new name Fox New Tonight.
“As you̵7;ve probably heard, Fox News and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” Kilmeade said. “I wish Tucker all the best. I am a great friend to Tucker and always will be.
Kilmeade then went on to a segment on whistleblowers and President Joe Biden.
Fox News is planning a rotating series of hosts in the time slot until a permanent replacement is named.
Earlier: Brian Kilmeade will host fox news tonight More Tucker Carlson exits from the network are expected on Monday.
Kilmeade, host of fox and friendsET is one of a rotating group of hosts for the hour, with plans for a rotating series of personalities until a new resident of the time slot is selected. tucker carlson tonight time slot since 2017, replacing Bill O’Reilly after he left.
Carlson’s exit was sudden, as he had signed off on his Friday show to indicate to viewers that he would return on Monday.
“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to separate,” Fox News said in a brief statement Monday afternoon. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and previously as a contributor.”
Fox Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch and CEO Lachlan Murdoch were aware of and involved in the decision, according to a source. Vanity Fair Carlson was reported to have been told by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on Monday morning that she was being taken off the air, while speculation has been rife as to what ultimately led to the decision.
Last week, Fox agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle claims Fox hosts amplified false claims that the election software company was involved in rigging the 2020 presidential election.