Lachlan Murdoch says there are ‘no changes to our programming strategy’ at Fox News in the wake of Tucker Carlson’s dismissal

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Lachlan Murdoch was asked Tuesday whether Fox News would adjust its strategy in the wake of Tucker Carlson's dismissal.Adrian Edwards / GC Images

  • Lachlan Murdoch told analysts Tuesday that the “programming strategy” at Fox News will not change.

  • Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corp. and son of Rupert Murdoch, was involved in the firing of Tucker Carlson, Insider reported.

  • Carlsen was fired last month in a sudden move.

Media scion and CEO of Fox Corporation lachlan murdoch told analysts on Tuesday that it would be programming as usual in view of the host tucker carlsonSudden firing from the network.

Murdoch, son of News Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch, said on the company's earnings call that “there has been no change to our programming strategy at Fox News. It is clearly a successful strategy, and as always, we will continue to improve our programming and our lineup.” are adjusting.” , and that's what we continue to do.”

“We are pleased with the strength of advertising demand across our schedule, but especially prime time,” he said.

Representatives for Fox Corp. and Fox News did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment ahead of publication.

Lachlan Murdoch's comments followed Carlsen's unexpected comment – even myself Termination from the network where he had a career of over a decade. Insiders Claire Atkinson previously reported that the decision to terminate Carlson was made by Lachlan Murdoch and Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott.

Carlsen's sudden exit has caused a stir speculation behind the reasons for the move, which includes Fox's recent stunning $787.5 million Settlement with voting software company Dominion in defamation lawsuit. The suit alleged that Fox News misreported the results of the 2020 US presidential election.

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Lachlan Murdoch also admitted on Tuesday the ongoing hollywood writers strikeStating that the company's mix of programming positions it well ahead of its debut this month, a phenomenon where media companies court advertisers with the roster of their shows.

Murdoch said, “I think for us, our focus on live news, live sports and obviously the network — our healthy balance of scripted and unscripted content on the network — puts us in a tremendous position.”

“The timing of the strike obviously, with the upfronts next week, creates some hesitation – if you're only in entertainment, it's hard to offer an accurate schedule,” he said. “It's not like you're in news and sports, so I think it puts us in a very good position.”

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