Fox Business removes Regan from prime-time slot

Trish Regan Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan, whose on-air dismissal of the coronavirus as

Trish Regan

Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan, whose on-air dismissal of the coronavirus as “another attempt to impeach the president,” has been removed from her prime-time slot for the foreseeable future, the network said on Friday.

Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times reports, “Regan’s 8 p.m. program, ‘Trish Regan Primetime,’ is ‘on hiatus until further notice,’ Fox Business said in a statement. The network declined to say if Ms. Regan would continue to appear on its other programs, saying that its coverage plans for the coronavirus crisis remained in flux.

“Fox Business attributed the move to ‘the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage,’ saying it was shifting resources toward daytime coverage of the pandemic and global markets. Both ‘Trish Regan Primetime’ and its follow-up at 9, ‘Kennedy,’ will be replaced by general-interest programs.

“Still, the abrupt removal of Ms. Regan — a reliably pro-Trump personality who has twice interviewed the president — came as right-wing media stars have faced growing scrutiny for commentary that played down fears about the coronavirus and suggested that the illness had been overhyped by President Trump’s critics.”

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