Lawrence Jones, the youngest black solo host of a program in cable news, will fill ousted Tucker Carlson’s slot on Fox News next week. Jones currently anchors “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” on Fox News on Saturday nights and joined the network in 2018. He has covered various news events such as nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on minority communities in the US.
Lawrence Jones, the youngest black solo host in cable news history, will fill in for Tucker Carlson on Fox News next week as the network continues with a rotating line-up of hosts.
Fox News has announced that Lawrence Jones will temporarily fill Tucker Carlson’s slot next week. At 30 years of age, Jones is the youngest black solo host in cable news history. He joined Fox News in December of 2018 and was named the anchor of “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” in January of 2022. He also works as an enterprise reporter for “Fox & Friends,” where he is the program’s national correspondent.
Jones will step in as Fox News tries out a rotating list of anchors in Tucker’s spot. This week, Brian Kilmeade has taken over. However, it is significant that Fox News has chosen Jones to guest host so soon after Tucker’s departure. Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he never thought he would be doing this job but that he had always had an opinion and was always advocating for someone involved in politics in some form or fashion.
Jones has reported on numerous stories, from the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on minority communities. He says that growing up around different types of people, including having godparents of every race, has allowed him to go into any different crowd and understand their grievances and the things that matter to them the most.
According to a media insider, Sean Hannity was the first to offer Jones a correspondent role on Fox, but Jones initially declined, telling Hannity that he was a libertarian and that they were going to disagree a lot. However, Hannity encouraged him to give it a shot and told him to just be himself. That turned into a year, and Hannity predicted that if Jones just continued to be himself, he would have his own show.
Jones currently lives in Dallas but travels to New York on Fridays and Saturdays for his show. He reportedly pulls in 1 million viewers and 108,000 in the demo in his 10 p.m. Saturday time slot. Fox News has yet to announce who will permanently replace Tucker Carlson.