The network announced Monday that Fox News veteran Trace Gallagher’s “Fox News @ Night” will take over the 11 p.m. EDT time slot.
The modification will take effect on July 17, according to Fox.
Since 1996, Gallagher has worked for Fox, most recently as the network’s top breaking news correspondent.
“It worked at midnight, and I think it’s going to be a star at 11,” Gallagher told Fox’s Brian Flood.
“FOX News @ Night” will continue to be broadcast from Los Angeles, though the majority of Gallagher’s production team remains located in D.C., Flood said.
With this announcement, the permanent — at least for the time being — new prime-time lineup will be in place on Fox, as expected after the unceremonious dismissal of adored anchor Tucker Carlson.
Laura Ingraham’s “The Ingraham Angle” will start off the lineup at 7 p.m. EDT, followed by “Jesse Watters Primetime” shifting to 8 p.m. “Hannity” will remain at 9 p.m., “Gutfeld!” will begin at 10 p.m. and now Gallagher will close out the evening — at least on the East Coast.
The program is broadcast live in all time zones, so in California, it will air at 8:00 p.m.
Gallagher was reportedly “thrilled” to follow Gutfeld and referred to himself as a “big fan.”
Gutfeld made his first Fox appearance in 2005 on “Studio B Weekend” when Gallagher was the presenter.
Gallagher stated that administrators wanted Gutfeld to appear on the program because he was “really funny and a little bit political.”
“Well, it turns out, he was really political and a little bit funny,” Gallagher told Flood.
“So, we had him on the show and he did great. And he was on our show five or six times. And of course, that became ‘Red Eye,’ it turned into his own show,” Gallagher said. “Of course, [he has] become one of the dominant factors of the network… I am a big fan of his.
“I think he’s as funny and as clever as they make ‘em,” he added.
As for his own show, Gallagher said that even at 11:00 p.m. on the East Coast, there’s often “still stuff you need to know.”
“And if there’s not stuff happening right now, the show will look forward and tell you what you can expect when you wake up tomorrow morning. So, we’re always covering what happened a couple of hours ago, what’s happening right now, and what you can look forward to when you wake up tomorrow morning,” he said.
“That’s kind of the goal of our show.”