Fox News Channel has chosen Lawrence Jones to be a permanent co-host on their popular show called Fox and Friends.
Lawrence is a 30-year-old rising star at Fox News, and he used to host a weekend show called Lawrence Jones Cross Country, but that show will no longer be on.
Instead, they’ll have a new show called One Nation with Brian Kilmeade for one hour. Lawrence started working for Fox News in 2018 as a correspondent, and he’s reported from many different places around the country.
Now, he’s going to be one of the main hosts on weekdays, starting from Monday, September 18th, 2023.
Who is Lawrence Jones Replacing on Fox and Friends?
Lawrence Jones is going to be part of the Fox & Friends TV show. They’re not replacing anyone, he’s just going to be the fourth person on the team. The show already has Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Ainsley Earhardt as hosts, and now Jones will join them.
Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade have been on the show for 25 years, and Ainsley Earhardt joined in 2016. Jones will still be doing his job as a reporter for Fox & Friends, but he won’t be doing his weekend show called Lawrence Jones Cross Country anymore.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 14, 2023
Lawrence Jones Joins Fox & Friends Morning Show
Jones said, “I am honored to become a part of the cable news legacy Fox News has created with Fox & Friends, the very show where I made my first ever national television appearance,” “It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning.”
Gavin Hadden, the senior vice president of morning programming for Fox News Channel, said,
“Lawrence has his finger on the pulse of what matters to communities across America and his insight has proved invaluable to the Fox & Friends audience.”
“We look forward to welcoming him to our family as he wakes up America alongside our star co-hosts each morning.”
Fox says that Jones is now the youngest African-American co-host on US TV news.
— Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) September 14, 2023
Lawrence Jones Becomes Youngest Black Co-Host in Cable News History
Starting on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 6 to 9 a.m., Lawrence Jones and his co-hosts will talk about different things.
Jones and his co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade will talk about more than just the news and weather.
They will also talk about sports and other fun things. Jones will also keep his job as the enterprise reporter for the franchise.
When he was named a co-host for Fox and Friends, Jones made a statement. He said that he was proud to be a “part of the cable news legacy” that Fox News had made with Fox & Friends, which he called his “first-ever national television experience.”
“It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning,” Lawrence said.
During the week, there aren’t many people of color who host shows on Fox News. Harris Faulkner shows two hours during the middle of the day, but most of the other hosts on the network are white.
In the meantime, both CNN and MSNBC have recently added new jobs to their schedules for people from a wide range of backgrounds. Fox’s choice to hire people of color for their weekday news segments is good news.
Gavin Hadden, the senior vice president of morning programming at Fox News, said this about Jones becoming a regular co-host:
“Lawrence has his finger on the pulse of what matters to communities across America and his insight has proved invaluable to the FOX & Friends audience. We look forward to welcoming him to our family as he wakes up America alongside our star co-hosts each morning.”
In order to make room for a new show with Mark Levin as a talk show host, Jones will be leaving his Saturday night show. Lawrence Jones said that he was grateful for the chance and that Fox & Friends was where he made his first appearance on a big network.
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