Megyn Kelly is set to take over the 9pmET hour when she returns from maternity leave this Fall, according to the Drudge Report.
Fox News announced a move to primetime last month. It is not immediately clear where Sean Hannity, who currently hosts the 9 p.m. hour, will move. Hannity, along with Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Bret Baier and Shepard Smith, recently signed long-term contracts with Fox News Channel.
Drudge reports an official announcement “is set for later this month.” A spokesperson for the network did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is set to speak to 21st Century Fox investors this afternoon. The heads of all divisions of the newly-formed company are laying out a roadmap for investors.
Kelly’s addition to primetime will be the first significant change to the network’s primetime programming in 11 years, when Greta Van Susteren took over the 10pm slot from Paula Zahn in January, 2002. In 2008, Alan Colmes departed “Hannity and Colmes” leaving the 9pm slot to Hannity.