FOX News Channel Signs Tucker Carlson as Co-Host of FOX & Friends Weekend
NEW YORK -- March 27, 2013
FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired Tucker Carlson as co-host of FOX & Friends
Weekend announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming.
Carlson, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, will debut on
Saturday, April 6^th.
In making the announcement, Shine said, “We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s
lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is
joining the FOX & Friends Weekend team where his vibrant personality will be a
great addition to the show.”
In his new role on the most-watched weekend morning program in cable news
(6-10AM/ET), Carlson will deliver news analysis, conduct interviews and
participate in a variety of recurring segments alongside current co-hosts
Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. Additionally, Carlson, who serves as a FOX
News contributor, will continue to appear on the network’s daytime and prime
A media veteran, Carlson launched The Daily Caller in 2010, a 24-hour news
site featuring original reporting, commentary and breaking news. Previously,
he hosted the political program Tucker on MSNBC from 2005 through 2008. Prior
to that, Carlson spent five years at CNN co-hosting The Spin Room and later
Crossfire. He began his career at Policy Review, a national conservative
journal, and has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Weekly
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