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The big media news on Tuesday was Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC. Now Fox has announced her replacement:
Tucker Carlson, the veteran cable television host and conservative writer, will succeed Megyn Kelly in the coveted 9 p.m. slot on Fox News, the network announced on Thursday.
The move comes just weeks after Mr. Carlson, a former co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and founder of the Daily Caller, a right-leaning news and opinion site, took over Fox News’s 7 p.m. hour, where he has beaten network rivals in the Nielsen ratings.
Martha MacCallum, co-anchor of Fox News’s morning news show “America’s Newsroom,” is to succeed Mr. Carlson at 7 p.m.
Ms. MacCallum’s 7 p.m. hosting duties will initially be for the first 100 days of the administration of Donald J. Trump, according to people briefed on the discussions.
In his current short stint hosting for Fox News, Carlson has already gone viral with his combative yet funny takedowns of liberal writers. Are you more likely to tune in for Tucker than you were for Kelly?