Fox News has shaken up its morning show cast. The company has tapped Lawrence Jones to join its Fox & Friends show on a permanent basis. He will be onboarding as an addition to the show’s long-time hosts, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt. According to Fox, Jones is the “youngest Black co-host in cable news” at the age of 30.
“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 in a statement. “It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning.”
Lawrence Jones’ Tenure
The new position is a promotion from his role as enterprise reporter on the show. He was also the host of the weekend show, Lawrence Jones Cross Country, however, the show will be ending with the new promotion. Moving forward, Kilmeade will be taking over the 9 p.m. Saturday time slot. His time as the host of the weekend show, which launched last year, made him the youngest Black solo host on cable news.
On Lawrence Jones Cross Country, Jones traveled across America to bring viewers the latest on critical issues.
The announcement was made during Thursday morning’s show. A montage was played of jones’ “best moments” as the enterprise reporter for Fox & Friends.
“I feel like when it comes to the couch, you really feel America. We have this incredible opportunity to represent our audience every single day on the couch, and I’m so grateful, humbled. I’m going to learn a lot from you all, and it’s going to be a fun ride,” he said on air, when the announcement was made.
Jones’ new position as a permanent co-host on the show begins on Monday Sept. 18th at 6am.