The Live Desk (American TV program)

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The Live Desk
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GenreNews/Talk program
Presented byMartha MacCallum
Trace Gallagher (2008–2010)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time120 minutes
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture format480i SDTV
720p HDTV
Original releaseSeptember 25, 2006 (2006-09-25) –
January 29, 2010 (2010-01-29)
Preceded byDaySide, Fox News Live
Related showsFox News Live
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The Live Desk was an American news and talk program that aired on the Fox News Channel. It was cancelled and replaced with America Live with Megyn Kelly.

About the show[edit]

Airing each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET, it focused on the main news stories of the day the network was following, mostly through live correspondents and pre-taped video, in addition to breaking news. This show originally aired as a one-hour program when it debuted on September 25, 2006.

Compared to the network's main news programming, half the program aired from one of the network's control rooms, the other half airing from Studio D. The second half also featured a panel, named the A-list, with a special guest panelist, labeled the Wildcard.

Hosted by Martha MacCallum, the program replaced DaySide, which ended on September 22, 2006, due to its hosts leaving the network to begin The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet for Fox.


On June 10, 2008, Fox News announced that the show would expand to two hours, with the second hour replacing America's Pulse with E. D. Hill, from June 16. Trace Gallagher joined the program as a co-host.[1]

On May 28, 2009, The Live Desk launched in high definition with new graphics, new music, and the use of HD ready Studio J.


  1. ^ "Changes to Fox News Afternoons". June 10, 2008. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008.

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