Fox News Channel has chosen Bill Hemmer to anchor the 3 p.m. news hour formerly helmed by Shepard Smith, who exited in October.
Bill Hemmer Reports will launch Jan. 20. In addition to anchoring that “hard news” hour, Hemmer will head up breaking news coverage for the network.
Hemmer's morning news co-anchoring duties with Sandra Smith on America’s Newsroom ( 9 a.m.-noon) will be handled by a rotation of journalists.
“Bill is an incredible newsman and his ability to cut to the heart of the story while humanizing major events has made him a standout talent in news," said Fox News Channel president and executive editor of FOX News Media Jay Wallace. "As we start gearing up for the 2020 election, we are thrilled to have him lead our news division through what will sure to be an eventful year.”