Lawrence Jones to join ‘Fox & Friends’ as co-host

Lawrence Jones will join popular morning show “Fox & Friends” on a permanent basis, the network announced Thursday. Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, Jones will join co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade on the show, which airs 6-9 a.m. ET on weekday mornings.

Jones will also continue in his role as the franchise’s enterprise reporter, the network said. At just 30 years old, Jones became the youngest Black co-host in cable news, according to the network.

“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,” Jones said.

“It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning,” he added.

“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,” said Gavin Hadden, Fox News Channel’s senior vice president of morning programming, in a news release.

“We look forward to welcoming him to our family as he wakes up America alongside our star co-hosts each morning.”

Jones’ weekend program, “Lawrence Jones Cross Country,” will be sunset while “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” will now air at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday evenings, the network said.

Jones joined Fox News in 2018 and was named the enterprise reporter for “Fox & Friends” in 2021, “spotlighting issues that resonate with everyday Americans and interviewing newsmakers across the political and cultural spectrum,” according to Fox News.

During his tenure with the network, he has reported on crime across the country and, in 2020, hosted a primetime weekend special examining race relations.

In other news – Award-winning actor Michael McGrath has died

Michael McGrath has died at the age of 65 at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The actor, who won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway show Nice Work If You Can Get It, died suddenly on Thursday. A cause of death is yet to be revealed.

Tributes have been pouring in for Michael, with Monty Python actor Eric Idle posting on Twitter: “Very saddened to hear that Michael McGrath our first and most beloved Patsy in Spamalot, has passed away. Warm hugs to all the Spamalot family and very happy memories of a lovely man.” Read More

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