It has now been reported that Fox News has terminated the remaining employees from Tucker Carlson’s program.
In a move dubbed “shockingly callous” by one former Fox News producer, the network cut rid of at least nine of its remaining employees, including long-time producers.
The information was released shortly after Fox News declared that Jesse Watters will take Carlson’s position at 8:00 p.m.
According to a press statement from Fox News, Watters, who started his career anchoring a Man on the Street segment during Bill O’Reilly’s program at 8:00 p.m., will take over the hour.
EXCLUSIVE: Sources have told me Fox News has just terminated the rest of @TuckerCarlson's former staff. They want the nine remaining employees to continue working until mid-July.
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 26, 2023
While Greg Gutfeld moves his program to the 10:00 p.m. time slot, Laura Ingraham will take over Watters’ 7:00 p.m. time slot. Sean Hannity will continue to air at 9:00 p.m.
Just days after the network said it was cutting ties with Dan Bongino, Fox announced in late April that it was cutting ties with Carlson. Since starting to host his own program on Twitter, Carlson has engaged Fox News in a public legal spat.