Although News Corp, which owns Fox News Channel, will neither confirm nor deny the rumor, the Drudge Report reported this morning that Megyn Kelly would be taking the 9 p.m. ET slot currently filled by Sean Hannity. The Blaze has since followed with an article, which states:
The announcement is reportedly set for later this month and would constitute the network’s first major primetime change in a decade….
Fox News announced last month that Kelly was moving to the network’s primetime lineup but did not announce a new show for her. Fox said at the time it had signed long-term deals with all of its evening anchors and hosts, including Hannity….
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Kelly left her daytime show ‘America Live with Megyn Kelly’ to go on maternity leave last month. She gave birth to her third child on July 26.
If confirmed at 9 p.m., Kelly would be up against hosts Piers Morgan on CNN and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.
Morgan issued a challenge to his potential timeslot rival Thursday afternoon, tweeting, “Bring it on @megynkelly.”
Drudge, who claims to have spoken with a Fox “insider,” wrote:
It’s all about Megyn. She is the new face of cable news. She has it all!