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Tucker Carlson will take Megyn Kelly's time slot at Fox News Channel

Tucker Carlson will take Megyn Kelly's time slot at Fox News Channel

Fox News sent a strong signal that it has no intention of changing its conservative political stripes as Tucker Carlson was named to replace prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly.

Carlson will become the anchor of Fox News Channel’s 9 p.m. Eastern time slot after Kelly does her final edition of “The Kelly File” on Friday. Kelly is leaving to join NBC News.

The move means Fox is fortifying its block of politically right-leaning commentary programs in prime time, as Carlson will fill the hour between Sean Hannity and the network's top-rated anchor Bill O’Reilly.

Kelly’s program, while not completely without opinion, had been more news driven than...

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