Fox News has announced that America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith will expand to three hours, from 9 AM to 12 AM. The move means that 11 AM’s Happening Now with Jon Scott has been cancelled, but Scott is being moved to weekends as the anchor of Fox Report Weekend. Scott will also contribute to weekend breaking news coverage as warranted.
The new America’s Newsroom will take effect on June 11th while Scott’s first day on weekend duty is June 16.
“Bill and Sandra’s ability to cut through the headlines and provide hard-hitting interviews with the nation’s leaders have made it must-see television and we’re excited to add an extra hour of this informative program to the weekday lineup,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said in a statement. “Adding Jon Scott’s extensive experience in breaking news will help ensure our weekend coverage remains unparalleled in the industry.”
Smith has also been a host on Outnumbered since the show launched in 2014. However once the America’s Newsroom change takes effect, Smith will depart Outnumbered.