FOX News Media announced on Thursday that Lawrence Jones has officially become a permanent member of the “FOX & Friends” team.
“FOX & Friends” played a montage of Jones’ greatest moments on the show, where he has been an enterprise reporter, visiting and interviewing Americans at diners and other locations around the country. Now he will join co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade from 6-9 a.m. on weekday mornings beginning Sept. 18.
“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,” Jones said Thursday on the show.
Jones, who is currently 30 years of age, holds the distinction of being the youngest African American co-host in the realm of television news.
“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. We look forward to welcoming him to our family as he wakes up America alongside our star co-hosts each morning,” FOX News Channel senior vice president of morning programming Gavin Hadden said.
Attending the announcement were Doocy, Earhardt, and Kilmeade, along with co-hosts of “FOX & Friends Weekend,” Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Pete Hegseth, senior meteorologist Janice Dean, and co-hosts of “FOX & Friends First,” Todd Piro and Carley Shimkus.
“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. It is truly a privilege to inform our audience every day and I can’t wait to do so each morning,” Jones said in a statement.
Jones began working as an enterprise reporter for “FOX & Friends” in 2021 and has been with the FOX News Channel since 2018.
With an average of 1.4 million viewers at the conclusion of the most recent full year, “FOX & Friends” has been the highest-rated cable news morning show franchise for over two decades, according to Nielsen Media Research.
“FOX & Friends” has dominated the audience of CNN and MSNBC’s morning shows, and it is expected to remain the most watched program in its time slot for 23 years running.
A year ago, Jones, 30, made history as the youngest Black solo host on cable news when “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” debuted.
In his role as host of “Lawrence Jones Cross Country,” which aired from January 2022 until this past week, Jones traversed the United States to provide viewers with the most recent information on important subjects. In its stead, “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” will now air on Saturday evenings at 9 p.m. ET.
Over the course of his career, Jones has recalled crucial counsel from Sean Hannity.
“When I first started in this industry, Hannity advised me to just be L.J.,” he said to Fox News Digital in the previous year.
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