Publisher's note: This informational nugget was sent to me by Ben Shapiro, who represents the Daily Wire, and since this is one of the most topical news events, it should be published on BCN.
The author of this post is Ryan Saavedra.
Fox News on Sunday that it was replacing left-leaning news anchor Shepard Smith with "America's Newsroom" co-anchor Bill Hemmer, who is known for his easygoing personality and non-partisan reporting.
Fox News President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace made the announcement in a press release on Monday, stating that Hemmer's new show, which will start on January 20, will be called "Bill Hemmer Reports."
"Bill is an incredible newsman and his ability to cut to the heart of the story while humanizing major events has made him a standout talent in news. As we start gearing up for the 2020 election, we are thrilled to have him lead our news division through what will sure to be an eventful year,"
Hemmer responded to the announcement by saying, "As a journalist, l am extremely grateful for this opportunity. 2020 will undoubtedly be a year of great significance. Leading our breaking news division with a signature hour has enormous value to me, personally, and to our audience. We've got a fantastic team here and I am excited to get to work."
Smith announced that he was leaving the network, effectively immediately, on October 11, stating: "Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged. Under our agreement, I won't be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future. ... This is my last newscast here."