Media Moves

Jones appointed co-host of ‘FOX & Friends’

September 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Lawrence Jones

FOX News Channel (FNC) has named Lawrence Jones as a co-host of the network’s FOX & Friends franchise. Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, Jones will join co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade from 6-9 a.m./ET on weekday mornings and will also continue in his role as the franchise’s enterprise reporter.

Jones added, “I am honored to become a part of the cable news legacy FOX News has created with FOX & Friends, the very show where I made my first ever national television appearance. It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning.”

At 30 years old, Jones is the youngest Black co-host in cable news. He joined FNC in 2018 and quickly made his mark with his in-depth reporting on the impact of national issues on local communities. In 2021, he was named FOX & Friends’ enterprise reporter where he showcases a multitude of local and national stories, spotlighting issues that resonate with everyday Americans and interviewing newsmakers across the political and cultural spectrum.

As host of Lawrence Jones Cross Country, which ran from January 2022 through last week, Jones traveled from coast-to-coast to bring Americans the latest on the issues that impact them and sat down for wide-ranging discussions with the decision makers that drive them. He also covered the University of Idaho student murders for Cross Country devoting four hour-long programs to the story while on the ground live in Moscow, Idaho. Most recently, he interviewed 2024 Republican presidential candidates Vivek Ramaswamy, Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, among others.

Additionally, Jones has filled in as guest-host for FNC’s top-rated programs throughout primetime.

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