Fox News Names Jesse Watters Permanent Host of 7 pm Hour

Videos by OutKick

Fox News has named Jesse Watters the permanent host of its 7 pm primetime hour.

The new program, entitled Jesse Watters Primetime, will launch January 24.

FNC will announce a new 8 pm program to replace Watters’ Saturday primetime show, Watters’ World, at a later time.

“I’m thrilled to take on this new challenge and am grateful for the opportunity,” Watters said Monday.

Fox News has rotated various opinion hosts during the 7 pm hour for about a year. Watters first tried out for the spot in July. Following Watters’ first week, OutKick wrote that Watters had made his case for the role since he had noticeably increased the hour’s viewership.

Watters will remain a co-host on The Five with Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld.

Watters joined Fox News in 2002 as a production assistant and began appearing regularly on The O’Reilly Factor soon thereafter.


Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


Leave a Reply
  1. I like Jesse, he’ll be fine but I would have liked to see Will Cain get the job. Jesse has The Five and Watters World on Saturday. I’m sure it will be a good show although I just think having Will Cain instead of Watters would have given the channel a new star instead of repurposing an old one.

Leave a Reply