Forbes: Fox News has named Bill Hemmer to a new role, taking over as permanent host of the 3 p.m. ET hour that’s been filled by a rotating team of anchors since Shepard Smith left the network in October. “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 Jay Wallace, Fox News Media president and executive editor, in a statement released by the network.
Hemmer, who currently anchors the network’s three-hour daytime block, America’s Newsroom, with Sandra Smith, has been a fixture at the network since 2005. He will take the 3 p.m. hour, to be branded Bill Hemmer Reports, beginning January 20. “As a journalist, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity,” Hemmer said in a statement. “Leading our breaking news division with a signature hour has enormous value to me, personally, and to our audience. We’ve got a fantastic team here and I am excited to get to work.” read more