Fox news veteran and Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson will take over from Greta Van Susteren, who left due to a contract dispute earlier this year, to host his own nightly program on the Fox News Channel. According to the insider at the Fox News, Tucker’s new program will start from November 14th and will air at 7 p.m ET.
Tucker Carlson’s appointment as the host of the 7 p.m show will also mark one of the bigger programming decision made after the departure of former boss Roger Ailes.
Tucker Carlson, a cable news veteran, previously hosted the weekend edition of “Fox and Friends” and has been a Fox News contributor since 2009. Besides that, he has hosted programs for MSNBC and CNN.
Brit Hume, who is currently in charge of the 7pm show on the Fox News Channel said on Twitter, “Carlson would take over the show after the Election Day."
Great news! @TuckerCarlson will take over On the Record after the election as the new host. Congratulations to him. Terrific choice!— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 3, 2016
The news of Tucker Carlson taking over from Greta was widely welcomed by the entire insider at the Fox News Channel. Fox News Channels 9 pm hour host, Megyn Kelly also appreciated the news of Tucker’s appointment and congratulated him.
Congrats to my friend @TuckerCarlson on getting the 7p show at FNC after the election. Excited for him and for Fox News!— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 3, 2016
Tucker Carlson’s new program is still untitled, but his appointment suggests that the Fox News Channel has no plans in keeping Fox News away from its efforts to collect viewers looking for accurate news and viewpoints.
It's not only the title, which is yet to be disclosed but also the salary that Tucker is likely to receive after he takes over. He is predicted to receive a handsome sum of salary, given that he poses a CV only few can match at the Fox News Channel.
Tucker Carlson who has come face to face against numerous ups and downs in his professional life remains in peace in his personal life. Married for 25 years to his high school sweetheart Susan Andrews, the couple has successfully been able to live a fruitful marital life without facing rumors of divorce.
The couple resides in a farmhouse from early 1900 in Alexandria. The couple is enjoying a peaceful life accompanied by their four adorable children - Lillie Carlson, Dorothy Carlson, Hopie Carlson, and Buckley Carlson.
Life couldn’t be more joyful for the Carlson couple as they seem satisfied in their heaven. Tucker Carlson possessesan estimated net worth of around 8 million dollars which is likely to help his family live a peaceful life.