America's Newsroom

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America's Newsroom
America's Newsroom Title Card.jpg
GenreNews/Talk program
Presented byBill Hemmer
Sandra Smith
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture format480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 12, 2007 (2007-02-12) –
Preceded byFox News Live
Happening Now
External links

America's Newsroom is an American television news program on Fox News Channel currently hosted by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Episodes air live from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m on Monday through Friday. The show focuses on the development of the day's events with interviews, current event updates, and political analysis. The show has been a part of the Fox News program lineup since February 12, 2007, and is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot.[1][2]

The program is one of FNC's eight current straight news programs, with the others being America's News Headquarters, Special Report with Bret Baier, Shepard Smith Reporting, Outnumbered Overtime, Fox Report, Fox & Friends First and Fox News @ Night.


Derived from one of the network's slogans, the show features general news coverage, which is divided between two general categories, either originating from the National Desk or World Desk. The program also features a number of discussions on issues currently in the news, commonly forming a panel of two to three to come onto the program to give separate viewpoints, pulled together by questions asked by the hosts to help inform the viewers on the points of views on the issue at hand.

Recurring segments/elements[edit]

  • The A-Team - Three Fox News contributors offer political analysis the day's events and topics.
  • The Headliner - A high profile official (usually in government) is interviewed by both hosts about the day's current events.
  • 24/7 Crew - Featuring host from Fox News Headlines 24/7 to discuss the day's current events.

Programming announcements/changes[edit]

On March 23, 2009, America's Newsroom launched in high definition and moved to Studio J, the Election Night 2008 set used by the Fox News Channel.

March 20, 2018, the show debuted Studio N, overlooking the Newsroom. It was stated that the move was temporary while Studio J was under construction.[3]

On June 1, 2018, it was announced that the program would be extended to the 11 AM hour, replacing the long-time show Happening Now, and that the show was moving back to Studio J with a graphics makeover.[4]


America's Newsroom is broadcast from Studio J at 1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building), New York City.

Former co-hosts[edit]

  • Megyn Kelly - Moved to America Live, which debuted on the same day in the 1 PM ET time-slot that was previously occupied by The Live Desk, which has been cancelled three days earlier. Martha MacCallum filled in for Kelly.
  • Martha MacCallum - Left America's Newsroom on January 16, 2017, to host a new show on Fox News Channel, The First 100 Days, which became The Story with Martha MacCallum on Monday, May 1. Shannon Bream filled in for MacCallum on America's Newsroom during the 100 day period.[5]'
  • Shannon Bream - Went on to host a new prime-time show named Fox News @ Night, which started on October 30, 2017.[6] Sandra Smith replaced Bream on October 2, 2017.[7]


  1. ^ Morning Changes To Fox News Live, TVNewser
  2. ^ FNC anchor changes Archived 2007-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, ICN
  3. ^ "Fox News' 'America's Newsroom' moves to temporary home". Newscast Studio.
  4. ^ "America's Newsroom' to move into Studio J Monday".
  5. ^ "Premiering Tonight at 7pm ET: Martha MacCallum Hosts 'The First 100 Days'". Fox News Insider. 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ "Shannon Bream to Host New Live 11pm Show, 'Fox News @ Night'". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  7. ^ "MONDAY: Fox News Channel to Launch New Daytime Lineup". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Fox & Friends
America's Newsroom
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Succeeded by