The charismatic co-host of ‘The Five’ was named the permanent host for Fox News’ 7 p.m. timeslot.
His new show will be called “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
Not to worry for those of you who are fans of ‘The Five,’ as Watters will continue to co-host that show as well.
FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott had some kind words to say about Jesse’s five-year tenure at Fox News, and why he’s deserving of the promotion:
“Jesse’s versatility and hosting acumen has grown exponentially over the last five years, and he has developed a deep connection to the audience through two hit shows The Five and Watters’ World. We look forward to watching him expand his connection even further through this new solo weeknight hour.”
Several of Jesse’s peers shared their best wishes to him in this new opportunity as well.
— Brian Flood (@briansflood) January 10, 2022
Fox News shared their appreciation for Waters:
Jesse Watters has been named the permanent host of the 7 p.m. ET timeslot on Fox News Channel with a new hour-long program “Jesse Watters Primetime,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced on Monday.
“Jesse’s versatility and hosting acumen has grown exponentially over the last five years, and he has developed a deep connection to the audience through two hit shows The Five and Watters’ World. We look forward to watching him expand his connection even further through this new solo weeknight hour,” Scott said.
Watters, who co-hosts the wildly successful “The Five” and the weekend program “Watters’ World,” will take over the “Fox News Primetime” slot that has been filled by rotating guest hosts since the network shook up its programming lineup last year.
Watters World is going weekdays!
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022
Several people took to Twitter to congratulate Jesse for his promotion:
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) January 10, 2022
— Jack Posobiec 🍊 (@JackPosobiec) January 10, 2022
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 10, 2022
— Will Cain (@willcain) January 10, 2022
Jesse Watters named permanent host of Fox News' 7 pm hour, will remain co-host of ‘The Five’ https://t.co/aVO26NH4M1
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 10, 2022
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 10, 2022
Congrats to Jesse Watters.
It’s not hard to see why he’d receive this promotion.
Here are some of his recent greatest hits on ‘The Five.’
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 3, 2022
"Real news hurts Democrats. Only the fake news helps the Democratic Party.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 7, 2022
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) January 5, 2022