(ET, Sunday, April 23, 2017) Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson is moving into the 8 p.m. hour following Bill O’Reilly’s controversial exit from his 21 year news career.
Carlson replaced Megyn Kelly when she left last January and his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, was an immediate hit, helped by record tune-in overall during the early tumultuous days of the administration of Donald Trump. The parent company of Fox News, 21st Century Fox, confirmed Wednesday that O’Reilly is not returning to the air. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” a statement read.
Carlson will move into the slot on Monday, the day O’Reilly was to return from a pre-planned vacation. As many speculated, his vacation has turned permanent. Executives at 21st Century Fox and Fox News concluded that O’Reilly will exit the network, where he has presided as the No. 1 cable news personality for 15 years.
With Tucker Carlson’s recent explosion into prime time news taking over for Megyn Kelly, he is once again following a controversial departure from Fox News. Amidst his skyrocketing stardom, his family has reaped the benefits of his multi-million dollar contract as well. In 1991, Tucker married his high school sweetheart Susan Andrews after proposing in college before graduating from Trinity College. After 32 years and 4 children later they can’t image life without one another. As one of the only Hollywood couples to escape divorce rumors these days, Tucker and Susan have set a standard for their children of personal and professional success. With all the press and media swirling around Tucker and his recent bump to Prime Time, little is know about his “stay at home mom” wife and the wild success she has in her own right as an entrepreneur.
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