Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, whose Saturday time slot was bumped this week in favor of another hour of Mark Levin, reportedly texted the wrong number when he meant to message Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott about the decision.
The network announced on Thursday that Levin’s program “Life, Liberty & Levin” would expand to an additional night per week, taking over Kilmeade’s slot on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. This lineup change will become official on Sept. 16.
According to journalist Marisa Kabas, Kilmeade sent the message by mistake to a different Suzanne, who he used to work with.
Hilarious/dumb scooplet: Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, whose Saturday time slot was just filled by Mark Levin, meant to text CEO Suzanne Scott about the decision…but texted a different Suzanne he worked with a decade ago by mistake.
“i would go with mark levin over me too.” pic.twitter.com/HbT0lK9CUw
— Marisa Kabas (@marisakabas2) September 7, 2023
In the message, which is written entirely in lowercase letters with peculiar punctuation, Kilmeade notes that he “would go with Mark Levin over me too.”
Kilmeade expressed concerns about media reports that his show would be cancelled as a result saying, “hoping we can announce new slot so I can alleviate any sense of dead show walking.”
The Fox News host reaffirmed his commitment to Scott, writing “You always do what’s best.”
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the veracity or contents of the text message.
When announcing the scheduling change, Fox News executive vice president of primetime programming Meade Cooper said, “Mark has provided our audience with thought-provoking analysis on America’s core values and their impact on current events. We are looking forward to expanding his popular show to two nights a week.”
Levin said in a statement, “It’s an honor to join the other outstanding hosts on Saturday in bringing the most intelligent, informative and entertaining programming to the nation.”
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