Friday, June 1, 2018

Fox News To Expand 'America's Newsroom' Time Slot

Fox News Channel announced Thursday it will expand its signature morning news program, America’s Newsroom, to three hours, starting Monday, June 11.

The show, co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, will air from 9:00am to 12:00pm ET, replacing "Happening Now," which currently airs at 11:00am ET.

"Bill and Sandra’s ability to cut through the headlines and provide hard-hitting interviews with the nation’s leaders have made it must-see television and we’re excited to add an extra hour of this informative program to the weekday lineup," Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said.

"Happening Now" host Jon Scott will anchor "Fox Report Weekend" on Saturdays at 7:00pm ET and on Sundays at 6:00pm ET, kicking off on Saturday, June 16.

Scott, who has been with Fox News Channel since its October 1996 launch, will also contribute to weekend breaking news coverage.

"Adding Jon Scott’s extensive experience in breaking news will help ensure our weekend coverage remains unparalleled in the industry," Wallace announced.

Geared towards providing hard news and interviews with key newsmakers, "America’s Newsroom" has averaged 1.6 million total viewers, making it the number one news program in its timeslot.

Hemmer has anchored the program since its inception in 2009 and for the majority of his 10-year tenure at the network. Smith joined him as co-anchor last fall and has co-hosted "Outnumbered" since its debut in 2014.

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