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Lachlan Murdoch says there’s ‘no change to our programming strategy’ at Fox News in wake of Tucker Carlson’s firing

lachlan rupert murdochLachlan Murdoch was asked on Tuesday if Fox News would be adjusting its strategy in the wake of Tucker Carlson’s firing.

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  • Lachlan Murdoch told analysts Tuesday that “programming strategy” at Fox News wouldn’t change.
  • Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corp. and Rupert Murdoch’s son, was involved in Tucker Carlson’s firing, Insider reported.
  • Carlson was fired last month in a sudden move.

Media scion and Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch told analysts on Tuesday that it would be programming as usual in the wake of host Tucker Carlson‘s abrupt firing from the network. 

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

“We are pleased with the strength of the advertising demand throughout our schedules, but particularly prime time,” he added.

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 Carlson’s unexpected — even to himself — termination from the network where he had a career spanning over a decade. The decision to terminate Carlson was made by Lachlan Murdoch and Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, Insider’s Claire Atkinson previously reported. 

Carlson’s sudden exit has sparked speculation behind the reasons for the move, including Fox’s recent stunning $787.5 million settlement with voting software company Dominion over its defamation lawsuit. The suit had alleged that Fox News amplified misinformation about the 2020 US presidential election results.

On Tuesday, Lachlan Murdoch also acknowledged the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike, saying that the company’s mix of programming puts it in a good position ahead of the upfronts this month, an event where media companies court advertisers with their rosters of shows.

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

“The timing of the strike obviously, with the upfronts next week, creates some hesitancy – it’s hard to present an exact schedule, right, if you’re only in entertainment,” he added. “It’s not if you’re in news and sports, so I think it positions us very well in the upfronts.”

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