Trace Gallagher announced today on Studio B that he’s going to be taking over as weekend anchor of The Fox Report starting tomorrow. FNC will be repeating its weekday setup on weekends by adding a Studio B at 3pm ET. This is a surprise to me. As good as Gallagher is FNC never tipped its hand that Trace was under consideration for the gig by having him do much subbing on the weekend.
For Page Hopkins’ fans this must be a blow. First she’s eased out of Saturday 2pm’s hour by Jamie Colby. Now she’s going to be displaced from the Sunday edition of The Fox Report though, admittedly, it was never spelled out that she was the permanent anchor. But she was the #1 backup on Fox Report Weekend and the conventional wisdom usually is the backup is first in line for consideration.