The news comes the same day that Fox News agreed to settle former anchor Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox New CEO Roger Ailes for $20 million.
Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes about two months ago. Ailes resigned amid an internal investigation two weeks after Carlson filed the suit and denied the allegations.
Van Susteren’s next career move is unclear.
She has described herself as “feminist” who believes in “quality, no special deals, just equality.”
In a statement, Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine said they were “grateful” to Van Susteren for her contributions to the network.
Hume will start Tuesday and will serve in the position through the election.
“As one of the best political analysts in the industry, Brit is the ideal choice to host a nightly political program while the most dynamic and captivating election in recent history unfolds,” Abernethy and Shine said in a joint statement.
“Having Brit at the helm of this show will enable FOX News to continue on track to have its highest-rated year even as the network dominates the cable news landscape.”
Hume, who serves as the network’s senior political analyst, said he was “honored” to be asked to take over the show.
“I am happy to take on this assignment for the balance of this extraordinary election,” he said in a statement.
“My FOX News colleagues have set a high standard for political coverage which I’ll do my best to uphold.”