Reports are surfacing that say Fox News is not only canning Bill O’Reilly, but wants his Factor spot filled in five days.
While O’Reilly is on a vacation, the Murdochs have reportedly decided that all the allegations of sexual harassment are too much and the two-decade Fox News vet has got to go. Who will replace him? That’s unknown (though we are running a poll about it) But it’s pretty clear that someone will.
From New York Magazine‘s Fox News Whisperer Gabriel Sherman and Politico‘s Hadas Gold, we get this:
Hearing Fox News wants new host in place for Monday 8pm debut
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) April 19, 2017
have heard this too – want someone there in place ready to go on monday https://t.co/Jy0oHOjML4
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) April 19, 2017
A few names are floating around, including Dana Perino‘s. The New York Times‘s Michael Grynbaum even says The Five could move into the 8:00 slot.
TUCKER may move to 8PM by Monday — Fox News execs in heated discussions today — THE FIVE and PERINO in mix for 9PM. More TK
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) April 19, 2017
We will update as more information becomes available.
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