Drudge tweets: Laura Ingraham to get high-profile TV spot

Matt Drudge on Monday hinted that conservative radio host Laura Ingraham could soon have a new high-profile prime-time television gig.

“FALL PREVIEW: Laura Ingraham’s prime time to shine! After years in the trenches, much deserved,” Drudge wrote on Twitter, including a photo of Ingraham.

While Drudge did not provide details, he has recently broken several scoops about the Fox News network, including the ouster of host Bill O’Reilly and the death of its former CEO, Roger Ailes.

{mosads}Following Drudge’s tweet, a media reporter for Politico suggested a scenario in which Fox News moves host Sean Hannity to the 9 p.m. hour to fit in Ingraham.

“Re: That Drudge tweet…Maybe Sean Hannity moves to 9… Ingraham gets her own primetime show…” Hadas Gold wrote on Twitter.

A source familiar with the network’s plans confirmed Ingraham is in talks with the network for a possible program.

“No date/timing/location details as the deal isn’t remotely close to being signed,” the source told The Hill.

Ingraham, who has hosted her national radio show since 2001, was previously under consideration to serve as White House press secretary during the administration’s transition period.

She has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump and spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Ingraham has had a television gig before. She served as the host for MSNBC’s “Watch It!” during the 1990s.

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