Fox News is getting into the late night news business. The network announced on Thursday that Shannon Bream will anchor Fox News @ Night beginning October 30. That is the same day that Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News program, the Ingraham Angle, will start.
Fox News has historically not had regularly scheduled programming at 11 PM, although the network has occasionally done live news in the 11 PM hour as breaking news warrants. However the move comes as Fox News’s competitors, CNN and MSNBC, have added regular programming at 11 PM in the form of a second hour of CNN Tonight and the 11th Hour, respectively.
Bream said in a statement, “It has been an honor to work alongside the hardest-working team in the news business for the past 10 years. I am delighted to bring our audience an hour of captivating television, providing viewers with a recap of the day’s most important stories and the latest breaking news.”
“For the past decade, Shannon’s insight into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and Washington has made her a major asset to our news division. Her experience, coupled with the relationship she has with our viewers, offers a perfect fit for the anchor position at 11PM/ET as we extend our live primetime programming,” Jay Wallace, the network’s president of news, added.
The news program is also different for Fox News as the network has typically had news in the daytime and afternoon before moving to opinion programs in primetime. Fox News @ Night, however, will flip the programming back to news and the network says that the show will utilize the full resources of Fox News’s “deep bench of correspondents and experts.”