Fox News announced on Tuesday that it is hiring conservative commentator Mark Levin to host a new show at 10 p.m. Sundays, drawing the network ever closer to its pro-Trump base and further protecting it from future competition on the right.
“It’s clearly another step in Fox News Channel’s evolution to a more Trump-friendly series of programming,” said Dan Shelley, executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association. “It’s right in their current wheelhouse.”
The show, which will be called “Life, Liberty & Levin,” is scheduled to debut in February.
Levin, who arguably ranks just behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity for influence in the world of conservative talk-radio hosts, has been critical of President Donald Trump in the past. He supported Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary and even identified himself as a member of the “Never Trump” movement — until he decided to support Trump.