Tucker Carlson will become a weekend co-host of "Fox & Friends," starting April 6.
Carlson will work the 6-10 a.m. shift Saturdays and Sundays with Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. But Carlson also will contribute to weekday and prime-time shows on Fox News.
Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming, announced the hire in a release: "We've been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the 'Fox & Friends Weekend' team, where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show.”
Carlson replaces Dave Briggs, who left the weekend "Fox & Friends" late last year.
Carlson is founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller. But he certainly knows the cable news field, too. He hosted "Tucker" on MSNBC from 2005 to 2008. Before that, he logged five years at CNN as co-host of "The Spin Room" and later "Crossfire."