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Hemmer Takes Fox News’s 3 P.M. Hour

Fox News Channel has chosen Bill Hemmer to anchor the 3 p.m. news hour formerly helmed by Shepard Smith, who exited in October.



Bill Hemmer Reports will launch Jan. 20. In addition to anchoring that “hard news” hour, Hemmer will head up breaking news coverage for the network.

Hemmer's morning news co-anchoring duties with Sandra Smith on America’s Newsroom ( 9 a.m.-noon) will be handled by a rotation of journalists.

“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," said Fox News Channel president and executive editor of FOX News Media Jay Wallace. "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.”

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.