Fox News is expected to announce during its Thursday morning 'Fox & Friends' broadcast that Jones, 30, will become the latest addition to the weekday hosting team
Fox News Channel is making a big change to its Fox & Friends franchise, planning to name Lawrence Jones a permanent co-host of the show during its Thursday morning broadcast.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, Jones will join co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade from 6-9 a.m. on weekdays for discussions on news, weather, sports and entertainment. He will also continue to serve as the franchise’s enterprise reporter.
Jones, 30, is the youngest Black co-host on cable news. The Texas native currently hosts Lawrence Jones Cross Country, which airs every Saturday night on Fox News and shows him traveling around the nation to sit down with newsmakers of the moment (that show will now be replaced by One Nation with Brian Kilmeade, according to the network).
Commenting on the announcement, Fox News senior vice president of morning programming Gavin Hadden said in a statement, “Lawrence has his finger on the pulse of what matters to communities across America and his insight has proved invaluable to the FOX & Friends audience. We look forward to welcoming him to our family as he wakes up America alongside our star co-hosts each morning.”
In his own statement, Jones said, “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.”
Jones joined the network in 2018 and was named Fox & Friends’ enterprise reporter in 2021.
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