Fox News Channel has named Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson the co-host of the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends,” the network says. He will make his “Fox & Friends” debut Saturday April 6
“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,” says FNC executive VP of programming Bill Shine in a statement.
In his new role Carlson will serve alongside current co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris, and will also remain a Fox News contributor, appearing on various programs for the channel. He has been a regular fill-in host on the program since the departure of Dave Briggs.
Carlson is a cable news veteran, having served as a host on both CNN and MSNBC.
Carlson told MediabistroTV in 2011 that “live TV is like crack”: