Thursday, August 8, 2013

Megyn Kelly Taking Over Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel 9:00 P.M. Slot

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megyn kelly (Photo credit: glamourmagazine)
Matt Drudge is reporting that at Fox News "...Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal...The shock announcement is set for later this month...'It's all about Megyn,' an insider explains. 'She is the new face of cable news. She has it all!'..."  Drudge qualifies this, saying that the story is "Developing."

In a July 28 report David Hinckley of the New York Daily News said that "...Rush Limbaugh's contentious and seemingly inevitable divorce from Cumulus Media and WABC has moved another step closer to reality, according to a published report Sunday - and Sean Hannity may be leaving with him..."

Bill Carter at the New York times had reported July 2nd, that Megyn Kelly was being moved, after her maternity leave, to a prime time slot:

"... in June Fox News scored its lowest ratings since August 2001 among the viewers news advertisers most want to reach, the 25-to-54 age group. The network may be trying to address this issue with its decision to elevate one of its rising stars, Megyn Kelly, to a prime-time slot as soon as she returns from a planned maternity leave in the next few months....

There was speculation that the slot slated for Kelly was the Greta Van Sustern 10:00 p.m. slot, but after rumors that Greta had been negotiating for a contract at CNN, Greta announced that she had just signed continuing with Fox News.

The "mystery factor" then, in this story is the fate of Sean Hannity, who went solo on Fox in the 9 p.m. slot after Alan Colmes left the Hannity and Colmes show in January of 2009.

Until she went on maternity leave, Megyn Kelly was host/anchor of  America Live, afternoons on Fox News at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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