Fox News Expands ‘America’s Newsroom’ To Three Hours, Jon Scott Moves To Weekends

America's Newsroom will air from 9 AM to 12 PM starting June 11th.

Fox News is making some changes to its daytime programming.

Beginning June 11th, the network’s signature morning news program America’s Newsroom will expand to three hours, taking over the 11 AM hour currently occupied by Happening Now. Jon Scott, Happening Now’s anchor, will move to weekends, anchoring Fox Report Weekend and contributing to the network’s weekend breaking news coverage.

Fox News president Jay Wallace applauded America’s Newsroom’s co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith in his announcement of the moves. “Bill and Sandra’s ability to cut through the headlines and provide hard-hitting interviews with the nation’s leaders have made it must-see television and we’re excited to add an extra hour of this informative program to the weekday lineup,” he said.

As for Scott, who has been with the network since its 1996 launch, Wallace noted that the anchor’s “extensive experience in breaking news will help ensure our weekend coverage remains unparalleled in the industry.”

Hemmer has been the anchor of America’s Newsroom since it debuted in 2009. Smith joined him as co-anchor last year.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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