NEW YORK – Fox News says that Megyn Kelly, its popular daytime TV host, will move into the networks prime-time lineup when she returns from maternity leave.
Kelly announced this winter that she is expecting her third child this summer. Shes still on the air.
The intrigue at Fox is that Chairman Roger Ailes did not announce where Kellys new show would be scheduled or whether she is replacing anybody. Except for when Sean Hannitys liberal foil Alan Colmes left after the 2008 election, there hasnt been a change to the most stable and successful lineup in cable news in a decade.
Ailes also says Hannity and the rest of Fox News prime-time hosts – Bill OReilly, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith and Bret Baier – are all signed to long-term contracts.