In a change to its morning present, Fox Information is including Lawrence Jones as a co-anchor of Fox & Pals, the place he’ll be a part of longtime hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt on weekday mornings.
Jones may also proceed in his position as this system’s enterprise reporter. His weekend present Lawrence Jones Cross Nation will finish together with his new promotion, with Kilmeade taking up the 9 p.m. Saturday timeslot.
“I’m honored to grow to be part of the cable information legacy Fox Information has created with Fox & Pals, the very present the place I made my first ever nationwide tv look,” Jones mentioned in a press release. “It’s really a privilege to tell our viewers on daily basis and I can’t wait to take action every morning.”
Fox says that Jones, 30, is the “youngest Black co-host in cable information” with the promotion. Doocy and Kilmeade have co-hosted the morning present since 1998, whereas Earhardt joined in 2016. Former co-hosts have included Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gretchen Carlson.
Jones is the newest instance of Fox making tweaks to its lineup, following its primetime reshuffling earlier this summer time, which was made because of the ouster of 8 p.m. host Tucker Carlson within the spring. Dan Bongino and Steve Hilton additionally left Fox’s weekend lineup, with the channel increasing Mark Levin’s hours. And earlier this week the channel prolonged anchor Bret Baier’s contract.
And he’s additionally the newest tweak within the TV information morning present wars, the place Fox & Pals has lengthy been the cable information chief (ABC’s Good Morning America has gained the published morning battle of late). Whereas MSNBC’s Morning Joe has been secure, CNN added Phil Mattingly and Kasie Hunt earlier this summer time. NBC’s Right now present added Laura Jarrett as a co-anchor, and can transfer this system from Washington D.C. again to New York.