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‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’ To Debut At 2 PM On Fox News September 30

Gretchen_CarlsonFox News has confirmed that former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 PM hour on the network starting Monday. “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” will be preceded by an of “America’s News HQ,” co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota.

Carlson’s new show “will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports,” according to a statement from the channel.

“I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day,” Carlson said in a statement. “From in-depth interviews to social media interaction live during the show, I look forward to joining viewers in the afternoon for smart and straight-forward talk. Plus, I now get to have breakfast with my kids and maybe even drive them to school! How great is that?”

Carlson’s new show is the latest chess piece being moved on FNC’s game board. Shepard Smith will be giving up his 7 PM show to make room for Greta Van Susteren, but will become the channel’s breaking news anchor. Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 PM, while Sean Hannity is shifting to 10 PM. In the morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replaced Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”

With Camerota moving to weekdays, “Fox & Friends Weekend” will also be looking for a new co-host. We hear that Camerota’s last show will be this weekend, with Anna Kooiman filling in for now.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Debuts on ‘Fox & Friends’

“Fox & Friends,” the No. 1 cable news channel morning show since Nov. 2001, saw its first significant change in 7 years. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who survived “Survivor” and “The View” joined Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade this morning.

Hasselbeck got a welcome from Regis Philbin, a cake from Carlo’s, she did Zumba with Sean Hannity and got a visit from, naturally, Donald Trump. The show also got a new set. (See the construction video after the jump).

Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson on the couch. Carlson had been F&F co-host since 2006. She’s now going to anchor part of FNC’s dayside lineup.

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Shepard Smith, Gretchen Carlson Prepare for New Fox News Roles

Shepard Smith and Gretchen Carlson are saying goodbye to their respective shows as they prepare for new roles at Fox News. Anchoring his last “Fox Report,” last night, Smith said his new role as the network’s primary breaking news anchor is “the most exciting new venture of my career.” Watch:


And this morning on “Fox & Friends,” Carlson — who is set to move to daytime — looked back at her seven years with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and said an emotional thank you to the team of people that she’s worked with on the morning show. Watch: Read more

Gretchen Carlson’s Final ‘Fox & Friends’ is Friday

Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has joined Twitter. And her first Tweet was about her last day on “Fox & Friends.” It’s this Friday. She’ll be anchoring a  new show at a later time in a few weeks. Carlson calls the move, “bittersweet but exciting.” Today is also the 25th anniversary of Carlson being crowned Miss America.

Former “The View” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joining “Fox & Friends” as co-host Monday.  Meanwhile, Jenny McCarthy made her debut on “The View” yesterday.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Make ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut September 16

Fox News will launch its rebooted “Fox & Friends” morning program on Monday, September 16, the channel says.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that day, along with a brand new set. Hasselbeck left ABC’s “The View” in July, and announced that she would be joining the Fox News morning show to replace Gretchen Carlson, who will be getting her own news program in the afternoon. Hasselbeck had been with “The View” since 2003.

She joins a morning program that has led its cable competition consistently for almost 12 years straight, although it is not as widely-watched as the network morning programs. Hasselbeck brings network experience and a big brand name to a program that previously relied heavily on in-house talent. Doocy and Kilmeade have been with the show since it launched.

As it happens, “Fox & Friends” will debut its new set just a week after NBC’s “Today” refreshes its own set.

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Gretchen Carlson Going Hollywood

“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson is taking a 10-day sabbatical from the morning show to film a movie. In a web-only video, Carlson and Steve Doocy riffed on the move (h/t Johnny$):


Now, the question is what movie is Carlson filming? TV news anchors are common in films, but usually the role is nothing more than a few seconds on their set delivering a fake newscast, not a 10-day affair. Carpe Diem thinks they have it figured out.

Janice Dean, Magee Hickey Crowned New York’s Funniest Reporters

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean and WPIX reporter Magee Hickey were crowned New York’s funniest reporters over the weekend, marking the first year in the history of the eight-year contest that there was a tie for first place.

It’s the second year in a row that the winner has come from Fox News. “Fox and Friends” weekend anchor Clayton Morris was the 2012 winner. Syndicated radio host Peter Schiff came in second place and Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne was third.

The annual stand-up competition was held Sunday at Comic Strip Live. The Blaze’s Laurie Dhue and Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez were among the other competitors, and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell served as a judge.

Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Goodbye To Her Colleagues At ‘The View’

Today was Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s last day on “The View.” Later this year she will join Fox News as the co-host of “Fox & Friends,” replacing Gretchen Carlson, who is departing for her own afternoon program. To open this morning’s program, Hasselbeck walked out arm in arm with host Barbara Walters.

“Barbara, I did some math last night, and I think that I have had over 3,000 days working by your side, I think it is fair to say that over the course of the decade, I have attended the Barbara Walters school of broadcasting and journalism,” Hasselbeck said. “I was not the first person to sit in this chair, and I will certainly not be the last person to sit in this chair. The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary, and I wholeheartedly wish the next co-host that sits here an extraordinary set of years of their own… now let’s get to work!”

Hasselbeck also spoke briefly about her “View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepard, as well as EP Bill Geddie.

Walters was also emotional, so much so that she fumbled her words a little bit while praising Hasselbeck.

“I am a little emotional, or as that other Barbra [Streisand] sometimes says, I am a little verklempt, because it was reported last night that our Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving us to join the Fox network,” Walters said. “I want what is best for you, and you know how I feel about you, and, I am happy that you are going… No I am not happy that you are going! I am happy that it is good for you.”

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‘Fox & Friends’ Welcome Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The “Fox & Friends” team opened their program today by announcing to viewers that may have missed the news last night that Gretchen Carlson would be departing the show later this year, and that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be coming aboard.

“Today is going to be her last day over there at the Barbara Walters yakfest,” Steve Doocy said.

“Can you imagine? She is going to get a chance to be on a show where they let her talk,” Brian Kilmeade added.

“She is a hop, skip and a throw from my house in Connecticut, we run into each other at the pool,” Carslon said. “We have similar ages of kids, so looking forward to getting to know her better as she becomes part of our Fox family.”

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