In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News and its sister network Fox Business made some big changes in an effort to reduce the number of employees in their buildings, including firing some, laying off others, and even placing certain prime-time programs on an indefinite hiatus.
One such show that left the airwaves as COVID-19 began sweeping the country was Fox Business’ Kennedy. But according to the Washington Examiner, host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery is finally set to return Fox Business prime time on Monday after seven months of being off the air.
Off the air
It was first announced back in March that both Kennedy and Trish Regan Primetime would be placed on hold by Fox Business, the Examiner reported.
In a statement released at the time, the network cited “the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage.”
“Due to the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage, we are deploying all resources from both shows for staffing needs during critical market hours,” they said, according to the Examiner.
Regan, for her part, was later let go from the network entirely amid controversy that erupted after she likened COVID-19 to “another attempt to impeach the president,” the Examiner noted.
Thankfully, the star of Kennedy didn’t meet the same fate.
According to the Examiner, Montgomery announced her triumphant return to the air in a tweet Thursday.
Listen up freedomaniacs, liberty lovers, politicos and misfits of every stripe:
I’M BACK, BITCHES!!!https://t.co/hESOdJMtVC
— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) October 15, 2020
Attached to the Fox Business host’s tweet was a link to an article from The Wrap about the return of her program, which will air Monday through Thursday in the 8 p.m. Eastern time slot.
According to The Wrap, an insider at Fox Business said that Montgomery “is being brought back to offer her unique perspective on politics and pop culture ahead of the election.”
It still remains to be seen what Fox Business has in store for the slot once dominated by Regan. The future for shows that were also taken off air by Fox Business back in March, including Bulls and Bears and FBN am, also remains up in the air, The Wrap reports.