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Megyn Kelly Getting Sean Hannity's 9 PM Slot: Drudge Report

08/08/2013 12:32 pm 12:32:20 | Updated Oct 08, 2013

When Fox News announced that Megyn Kelly was going to be moving from daytime to primetime, it did not specify what hour she would be taking over.

According to a "flash" from Matt Drudge on Thursday, that hour is 9 PM — which is better-known as the time when Sean Hannity's show airs.

Drudge cited anonymous "top sources" in his report, and said that the announcement would be made later in August.

The big question, if the report were to prove true, would be what happens to Hannity. He is signed to a long-term contract that will reportedly keep him on the network through the 2016 election. His other prime-time colleagues, Bill O'Reilly and Greta Van Susteren, are also signed for years. Recently, Van Susteren responded to rumors that she would be bumped by Kelly by saying she had a contract for a daily, primetime show.

UPDATE: Fox News chief Roger Ailes dropped some big hints about what changes might be afoot during an interview on Thursday. Ailes said that he has been working with Shep Smith, who anchors the network's 3 and 7 PM hours, on a "a new way to deliver news" that would be unveiled in September—just around the time Kelly returns from maternity leave. This raised the possibility that Smith would also be involved in whatever changes Kelly's ascension prompts.

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