News comes the same day Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million.
Greta Van Susteren suddenly left Fox News on Monday after 14 years.
Brit Hume will now host her show “On the Record” at the 7PM time slot starting on Tuesday and through the election. It is unknown if Fox News will change their schedule after the election.
Greta provided an explanation on her Facebook page:
From The Hill:
“As one of the best political analysts in the industry, Brit is the ideal choice to host a nightly political program while the most dynamic and captivating election in recent history unfolds,” Abernethy and Shine said in a joint statement.
“Having Brit at the helm of this show will enable FOX News to continue on track to have its highest-rated year even as the network dominates the cable news landscape.”
Hume, who serves as the network’s senior political analyst, said he was “honored” to be asked to take over the show.
“I am happy to take on this assignment for the balance of this extraordinary election,” he said in a statement.
“My FOX News colleagues have set a high standard for political coverage which I’ll do my best to uphold.”
The news comes on the same day that Vanity Fair reported that Fox News will settle with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million over her sexual harassment lawsuit against former CEO Roger Ailes. CNN Money reported that Van Susteren “had been seeking to renegotiate the terms of her contract” when Carlson’s allegations surfaced.DONATE
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