Fox News Overview:

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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.

Notable Hosts:

  • Tucker Carlson
  • Sean Hannity
  • Brit Hume
  • Shepard Smith
  • Neil Cavuto

Most Popular Fox News Shows:

  1. Fox & Friends: Morning news/talk program with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade.
  2. America’s Newsroom: Mid-morning news/interview program with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith.
  3. Happening Now: Late morning newscast with Jon Scott and Heather Childers.
  4. Outnumbered: Afternoon opinion/debate program with rotating hosts.
  5. Outnumbered Overtime: Midday news/interview program with Harris Faulkner.
  6. The Daily Briefing: Focuses on news of the day with Dana Perino.
  7. Shepard Smith Reporting: Flagship newscast with Shepard Smith.
  8. Your World with Neil Cavuto: The flagship business program with Neil Cavuto.
  9. The Five: Roundtable discussion program with rotating hosts.
  10. Special Report with Bret Baier: Political news and roundtable hosted by Bret Baier.
  11. The Story with Martha MacCallum: Focuses on news analysis and newsmaker interviews with Martha MacCallum.
  12. Tucker Carlson Tonight: Evening current affairs talk program with Tucker Carlson (Since FIRED and can be found on Twitter).
  13. Hannity: Political issues of the day from a fiscally and culturally conservative point of view with Sean Hannity.
  14. The Ingraham Angle: Evening political/pop culture talk program with Laura Ingraham.
  15. 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.