Fox News Channel has named its “permanent” host for the 7p.m. hour, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced Monday.
Jesse Watters will host the “Jesse Watters Primetime” show beginning on Jan. 24.
“Suzanne Scott made a brilliant selection and one that will greatly please Fox News Channel’s loyal audience,” said national radio host Todd Starnes. “Jesse is a ratings winner and an innovative communicator. Most of all he is authentic. What you see is what you get and viewers respect that.”
He will remain a co-host of “The Five” and give up his weekend show called “Watters’ World,” which will be replaced by a new Saturday night program.
“Jesse’s versatility and hosting acumen has grown exponentially over the last five years, and he has developed a deep connection to the audience through two hit shows The Five and Watters’ World,” Scott said in a statement. “We look forward to watching him expand his connection even further through this new solo weeknight hour.”
The former correspondent for “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of “How I Saved the World” said he is “thrilled to take on this new challenge and am grateful for the opportunity.”
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