Tucker Carlson will take over the 7 p.m. ET timeslot formerly occupied by Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Channel.
Fox News declined to comment, but Brit Hume tweeted the news. He has been filling in for Van Susteren since she abruptly left the network earlier this year. Carlson’s new show starts Nov. 14.
Van Susteren left the network in September, later explaining that it “has not felt like home to me for a few years.” The former “On the Record” host added, “I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now. The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.”
The conservative Carlson is considered a favorite of 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch and the move is a sign that Fox News doesn’t plan to scrap the right-leaning opinion shows that have been successful for the last 20 years in prime time.