Roger Ailes won’t deny rumor that Sean Hannity is losing his 9 pm slot
Fox News host Megyn Kelly could bump her colleague Sean Hannity from his 9 p.m. time slot.
During a 21st Century Fox investors conference in Los Angeles this afternoon, Ailes refused to confirm or deny rumors that Kelly was going to be moving from daytime to primetime.
“Generally, I don’t confirm or deny any rumors, and that is a rumor at the moment,” Ailes said, according to Media Bistro. “Hannity is a brand that many of our viewers love and want to see, and, as you know, is one of the nicest guys in the building.”
The rumor was started by The Drudge Report. Citing “top sources,” the conservative news aggregator said Kelly had landed the coveted 9 p.m. slot.
Where Hannity goes if Kelly takes over at 9 p.m. is unknown, but he is definitely staying at Fox News.
“As previously stated, the network has signed long-term deals with Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Shepard Smith, Bill O’Reillly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren,” Fox News said in a statement.