Hemmer to take over Smith’s time slot:
Veteran anchor Bill Hemmer will replace Shepard Smith on Fox News Channel’s afternoon newscast, the network announced Monday. Hemmer has been with Fox News since 2005. He has most recently been a co-host of Fox’s 10 a.m. news program, which now has an opening to fill. Smith abruptly quit the network in October. Hemmer will lead all breaking news coverage for the network as part of his new role. He will debut on the program Jan. 20.