America's Newsroom

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America's Newsroom
current title card for America's Newsroom
Also known as America's Newsroom
Genre News/Talk program
Presented by Bill Hemmer
Sandra Smith
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 120 minutes
Original network Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original release February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12) – present
Preceded by Fox News Live
Related shows Fox Online
External links

America's Newsroom, written on-air as America's Newsroom is an American news/talk program on Fox News Channel, first airing on February 12, 2007.[1][2]


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 inviting two separate people to come onto the program to give two separate view points, pulled together by questions asked by the hosts to help inform the viewers on the two points of views on the issue at hand.

Compared to the show's predecessor, Fox News Live, the show has added to FNL's general news coverage format by pressing a faster paced format in addition to featuring user-involved segment, Because You Asked, in which viewers are able to e-mail into the program to ask questions which were not asked, or possibly followed up, in the coverage of recent news stories or past news stories covered by the network. The Because You Asked segment was formerly seen during Fox Online, which was also hosted by Hemmer. Kelly's Court is another segment on the show that came with Megyn from Weekend Live, the segment looks at and discuss legal story.

The introduction of the news program is the continuation of a past press towards branded programming, which has been occurring since the introduction of Studio B in 2002. Also, the show presents a newer shift in the network's booking system that allows analysts and guests to select the hours which they wanted to appear. This contrasts with the past setup which asked personalities to appear during any of the hours of Fox News Live, limiting their availability to be on the network.[3] On March 23, 2009, America's Newsroom launched in high definition and moved to the Studio J, the Election Night 2008 set used by the Fox News Channel.

On February 1, 2010, Martha MacCallum, who was previously a co-anchor of The Live Desk, replaced Megyn Kelly as Hemmer's co-anchor on the program, while Kelly moved to America Live, which debuted on the same day in 1 ET timeslot that was previously occupied by The Live Desk (which was cancelled three days earlier).

On January 16, 2017, MacCallum left America's Newsroom 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.[4]

On October 2, 2017, Sandra Smith replaced Bream, who will go on to host a new show "Fox News @ Night" that started on October 30.[5][6]

Viewership stats[edit]

In February 2009, America's Newsroom was the seventh ranked show of all cable news shows with 1,500,000 viewers.[1]


  1. ^ Morning Changes To Fox News Live, TVNewser
  2. ^ FNC anchor changes, ICN
  3. ^ FNC Restructures Booking System, TVNewser
  4. ^ "Premiering Tonight at 7pm ET: Martha MacCallum Hosts 'The First 100 Days'". Fox News Insider. 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Shannon Bream to Host New Live 11pm Show, 'Fox News @ Night'". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  6. ^ "MONDAY: Fox News Channel to Launch New Daytime Lineup". Fox News Insider. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 

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Preceded by
Fox & Friends
America's Newsroom
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Succeeded by
Happening Now