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Fox News Announces Next Chapter for Long-Time Host Dana Perino

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Fox News has announced a big career change for long-time host and former George W. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino.

According to the network, the co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom” and co-host of “The Five” launched her own weekly podcast, the network announced.

“FOX News Audio’s ‘Perino on Politics,’ which launched the same week Fox News Channel will host the first GOP presidential primary debate, will examine the 2024 election and beyond,” the report said.

Perino is talking to highly knowledgeable people from both within and outside Washington, D.C. The lineup will has included experts such as columnists, advisors, pollsters, and political strategists, and together, they will delve into the most recent developments along the campaign trail, crucially leading up to what is being seen as a pivotal election, Fox noted.

The show’s inaugural guests featured strategist Colin Reed and National Review’s senior political correspondent, Jim Geraghty, the report added.

“Perino joined Fox News Channel in 2009 following her time as White House Press Secretary in President George W. Bush’s administration. She has since played a key role in Fox News’ election coverage,” Fox reported, adding:

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Perino’s “America’s Newsroom,” which she co-anchors alongside Bill Hemmer, is regularly the top cable news program in its timeslot. “The Five,” which she co-hosts alongside Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters and Jeanine Pirro, is the most-watched show on cable news despite airing well before the primetime hours that historically dominated ratings. 

“The Five,” which has been the No. 1 cable news program for seven-straight quarters, averaged 2.6 million viewers and 254,000 among the advertiser-coveted demo of adults age 25-54 during July to continue its unprecedented run.

Another Fox News personality also recently had a career change.

Tyrus has announced that he is retiring — calling it quits from his now-former primary profession as a professional wrestler.

And it was all his idea.

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Tyrus, whose real name is George Murdoch, told SLAM Wrestling in an “exit” interview that the former National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) champion was ready to hang it up and get out of the ring for good after a 15-year career, which ended in a “Tyrus Must Retire” Bull Rope Match loss to Ethan Carter III—EC3—at the NWA’s 75th-anniversary show in St. Louis on August 27.

“I’m good,” he told SlamWrestling.net from his New York City office two days after the match. “We beat the hell out of each other. Everything is in slow motion.”

At 50, the now-former pro wrestler said that the retirement match was his idea after talking to his children who said they wanted “daddy to be home more often” so he could go to their sporting events and take them fishing. “It was all my idea,” he said.

SLAM Wrestling added:

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When Tyrus’s first book–Just Tyrus: A Memoir–was released, he said he wanted to wrestle for a year and a half or more. Just over a year later, success that was spawned largely because of the book, as well as his television gig as a commentator on Gutfeld!, the former Funkasaurus sped up that time frame. For many of those 289 days as the NWA’s Heavyweight Champion, Tyrus wore “Sweet Charlotte” on his shoulder during the almost-daily talk show broadcasts. And before that, he displayed the NWA TV Championship on his shoulder.

Tyrus defeated then-champion Trevor Murdoch and Matt Cardona in a Triple Threat Match on November 12, 2022, a match he called “a thrill.” He successfully defended the gold four times, and wrestled in several tag team matches during his reign.

“The NWA is exploding,” he told the outlet. “So, EC3 will be defending all over. I feel he has been overlooked a lot. Me and him, just seemed right.”

The six-foot-eight-inch Tyrus said he has another book coming out soon and a third in the pipeline. He also said that his “duties here at FOX are growing,” and he has been talking to moviemakers about film projects once the writer’s strike is over.

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