Fox says Laura Ingraham isn’t going anywhere, but stops short of confirming she’s staying in primetime

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After earlier reports that Fox would be firing Laura Ingraham and canceling her top-rated “The Ingraham Angle,” the network issued a statement about her future.

“Laura Ingraham … is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup,” the statement reads.

It’s notable that the statement does not include the word “primetime,” however.

Ingraham currently hosts the 10 p.m. hour on the network.

There were earlier reports that Fox is planning a major schedule shakeup following its firing of Tucker Carlson, leaving the 8 p.m. block empty.

Earlier reports from The Drudge Report citing unnamed sources say that Greg Gutfeld and Jesse Watters will somehow be part of the changes and Sean Hannity will shift into Carlson’s old timeslot, but Fox did not confirm that plan, only saying that it continues to consider a variety of options for the schedule.

Fox’s statement about Ingraham could be a sign that it is considering moving her show up in the schedule, possibly to Watters’ current 7 p.m. eastern time that is technically outside of primetime in some markets. It’s also possible she could be moved to another timeslot or existing program.

Ingraham, who is known as a fierce conservative, is currently the highest rated female host in cable news. She typically dominates her current timeslot.