Jesse Watters has just gotten a promotion from FOX News.
In addition to co-hosting The Five, he has also hosted his own Saturday night show, Watters’ World, which will now be discontinued so he can host the network’s 7 PM slot Monday through Friday.
For several months now, the 7 PM show has been called FOX News Primetime, but will now be rebranded as Jesse Watters Primetime.
FOX News put out this press release:
JESSE WATTERS NAMED PERMANENT HOST OF FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S 7PM HOUR
Jesse Watters has been named host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) 7 PM/ET hour, announced Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media. The one-hour program, entitled Jesse Watters Primetime, will launch on January 24th. Mr. Watters will remain a co-host of The Five, which is among the highest rated shows in cable news and will relinquish his weekend show Watters’ World. A new 8 PM/ET Saturday night program will be announced at a later date.
In making the announcement, Ms. Scott said, “Jesse’s versatility and hosting acumen has grown exponentially over the last five years, and he has developed a deep connection to the audience through two hit shows The Five and Watters’ World. We look forward to watching him expand his connection even further through this new solo weeknight hour.”
Mr. Watters added, “I’m thrilled to take on this new challenge and am grateful for the opportunity.”
Joining the network in 2002 as a production assistant, Mr. Watters made his on-camera debut in 2003 as a correspondent for The O’Reilly Factor. In this role, he conducted signature man-on-the-street interviews on varying topics from politics to pop culture in a segment known as Watters‘ World and worked on investigative stories with the show’s team.
Congratulations to Jesse.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) January 10, 2022
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 10, 2022
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 10, 2022
He will be a great fit in this time slot.