Tucker Carlson will take over the 7 p.m. ET timeslot formerly occupied by Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Channel, first reported by the L.A. Times and confirmed by TheWrap.
Fox News declined comment, but Brit Hume tweeted the news. He has been filling in for Van Susteren since she abruptly left the network earlier this year.
Van Susteren left the network in September, later explaining that it “has not felt like home to me for a few years.” The former “On the Record” host added, “I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now. The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.” …
Carlson founded The Daily Caller, a conservative news website. The Times reports that he would “likely take a passive ownership role” in the site once his new gig starts.
The new program won’t necessarily be titled, “On The Record,” which occupied the timeslot under both Van Susteren and Hume.