Fox News Overview:
Founding Date: October 7, 1996
Founder: Rupert Murdoch
Current Chairman and Acting CEO: Rupert Murdoch
History and Growth:
- Founding: Rupert Murdoch created Fox News, and its founding CEO was Roger Ailes, appointed in February 1996 after his departure from America’s Talking (now MSNBC).
- Growth: Fox News experienced significant growth in the late 1990s and 2000s, becoming a dominant cable news network in the United States.
- Political Leanings: Fox News is often described as having a right-leaning perspective, a point criticized by left-leaning critics. This mirrors the broader trend of media outlets aligning with political ideologies.
- 2016 Election Cycle: Fox News gained a larger audience during the 2016 election cycle, driven in part by the phenomenon of Donald Trump.
- Host Departures: Despite the departure of popular hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling due to scandals, the channel’s ratings remained strong.
- Studio B, NY: Used for FOX Business Network shows.
- Studio D, NY: The only studio with an area for a studio audience, used by “The Five.”
- Studio G, NY: Used for FOX Business Network shows and “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
- Studio E, NY: Used for “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld,” and “America’s News HQ.”
- Studio H, NY: Used for “Fox & Friends First,” “Happening Now,” “Studio B,” and “The Fox Report.”
- Studio J, NY: Used for “Fox & Friends First,” “America’s Newsroom,” “Hannity,” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
- DC Studio: Used for “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “On the Record,” and “America’s News HQ.”
- Web Studio, NY: Used for FOX News Live internet shows.
- Tucker Carlson
- Sean Hannity
- Brit Hume
- Shepard Smith
- Neil Cavuto
Most Popular Fox News Shows:
- Fox & Friends: Morning news/talk program with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade.
- America’s Newsroom: Mid-morning news/interview program with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith.
- Happening Now: Late morning newscast with Jon Scott and Heather Childers.
- Outnumbered: Afternoon opinion/debate program with rotating hosts.
- Outnumbered Overtime: Midday news/interview program with Harris Faulkner.
- The Daily Briefing: Focuses on news of the day with Dana Perino.
- Shepard Smith Reporting: Flagship newscast with Shepard Smith.
- Your World with Neil Cavuto: The flagship business program with Neil Cavuto.
- The Five: Roundtable discussion program with rotating hosts.
- Special Report with Bret Baier: Political news and roundtable hosted by Bret Baier.
- The Story with Martha MacCallum: Focuses on news analysis and newsmaker interviews with Martha MacCallum.
- Tucker Carlson Tonight: Evening current affairs talk program with Tucker Carlson (Since FIRED and can be found on Twitter).
- Hannity: Political issues of the day from a fiscally and culturally conservative point of view with Sean Hannity.
- The Ingraham Angle: Evening political/pop culture talk program with Laura Ingraham.
- Fox News @ Night: Late evening news/interview program with Shannon Bream.
Fox News remains a prominent force in American media, known for its distinctive perspective and a lineup of popular programs and hosts.