Cable News Changes: Chris Hayes, Tucker Carlson Getting New Gigs

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MSNBC and Fox News are bringing familiar faces to new timeslots in the field of polarized news. As we previously reported, Chris Hayes is moving from MSNBC’s weekend morning news show Up with Chris Hayes to a primetime slot.  He’s one of the left-leaning network’s regulars, and has filled in for Rachel Maddow on her news show.

The newly named All In With Chris Hayes premieres Monday, April 1. Hayes will only have half the time per show he’s gotten used to, as All In is only one hour, although he’ll now host five days a week instead of two.

Hayes started in print as a writer for The Nation and The New Republic. In 2012 he published “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.”

Tucker Carlson, a former contributor at MSNBC and CNN, completed the cable news trifecta when he joined Fox News in 2009. Now he will join Fox and Friends Weekend as the permanent co-host with Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. He replaces the popular Dave Briggs, who left to join the NBC Sports Network. His debut is slated for April. Carlson will continue appearing on the network’s other shows as a panelist and contributor.

Carlson rose through the print ranks too, working at outlets including the Weekly Standard and New York. More recently, founded the opinion site The Daily Caller. Carlson considers himself conservative but sometimes disagrees with the GOP on issues such as the Iraq War. The journalist chronicled his TV experiences in “Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News.”

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