OLD Media Moves

Regan of Fox Business seen as Kelly replacement

January 4, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Trish Regan
Trish Regan

Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan is seen as a replacement for Megyn Kelly on Fox News, reports Oliver Darcy of Business Insider.

Darcy writes, “Conventional wisdom indicated that Fox News executives would look to appoint a female host to the role to offset an otherwise all-male prime-time lineup.

“Regan, who hosts the 2 p.m. hour on Fox Business, was immediately seen as a top contender for the job. Others mentioned were Shannon Bream and Sandra Smith, each of whom has frequently filled in for Kelly. Another possibility was ‘The Five’ host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered as a contender for the post of press secretary in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

“People familiar with the matter, however, said that if Ailes were still helming the network, the replacement choice would almost undoubtedly be Regan, who is seen as a rising star at Fox.

“The 44-year-old has demonstrated the ability to cover breaking news and developing stories, while also moderating political panels, a staple of cable news. Regan also hosted an undercard GOP debate during the primaries and has frequently filled in for Kelly.”

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