Friday, September 22, 2006
Gretchen Carlson, who had hosted the two-hour Fox News Live block formerly warmed over by Brigitte Quinn is joining the cast of Fox & Friends this coming Monday. She is, in effect, swapping dayparts with E.D. Hill, who had been one of the hosts of F&F since the show's beginnings in 1998. E.D. will, beginning this Monday as well, be seen anchoring Fox News Live from 7-9AM Pacific Time. Remember that back in 1998 and 1999, E.D. hosted FNL's forerunner, Fox News Now.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Beginning Monday, September 25, Jane Skinner will begin her new regular hosting assignment as she replaces Martha MacCallum as anchorwoman for the 11AM to 12 Noon Pacific Time hour of Fox News Live. For Jane, it is a new hosting assignment that has been long in coming. As for Martha, she will host a new show on that same date, starting at 10Am Pacific Time entitled The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum, which in turn, is replacing DaySide, whose two headliners, Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, are set to host a new midmorning show starting early next year on Fox owned-and-operated televsion stations. Some might say that DaySide never really recovered from last year's departure of Linda Vester, who left the show to go on extended maternity leave. They should have given that show to Uma Pemmaraju and/or Donna Fiducia instead of two teenagers masquerading as adults.
Fox News unveiled its' redesigned web site today. I actually liked the old design better. What happeded to the promo photos of the on-air talent? Have the brain trust taken them down? Any comments from the proverbial Peanut Gallery?