The upbeat co-host of the Fox News show “The Five,” Dana Perino, is getting her own show following a shuffling of the network’s line up.
Perino will continue with her weekday duties with "The Five,” but act as solo host of “The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino.”
The Fox News Insider says that former White House spokeswoman-turned-TV host will launch her new show on Monday, October 2:
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) September 27, 2017
Perino, who often has to fight to get a word in edgewise on “The Five,” will use her solo effort to highlight the "news and analysis of the day’s top stories,” according to Fox.
But The Hollywood Reporter reports that the network got a good look at Perino as an anchor when she guest-hosted programs over the summer:
[W]hen she began filling in as an anchor on Fox's news shows — including a stint anchoring Martha MacCallum's show in August — Perino said, “I found that maybe I have some other muscles to work.” She has “loved” her opportunities to anchor, and when Fox News decided to make some changes to the network's daytime lineup, giving Perino her own show was “a natural ask,” she said.
Viewers also will be able to keep up with the antics of her gentle giant of a dog, Jasper, which Perino confirmed on Instagram:
She’s been known to sneak peeks of Jasper on the set:
Perino’s new show will air at 2 p.m. ET, and she’ll continue to appear on “The Five” which has gone back to its original 5 p.m. ET slot:
As IJR previously reported, Perino’s new show was announced with other changes in the Fox News line-up including Harris Faulkner’s new program, “Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulkner,” and Sandra Smith’s new gig as co-host of “America’s Newsroom” with Bill Hemmer.
Watch the announcement of the news during “The Five” below.