CLAIM: Fox News has announced former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile will replace host Tucker Carlson on his prime-time show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Donna Brazile takes the stage during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Fox News has announced that Brazile will replace host Tucker Carlson on his prime-time show, Tucker Carlson Tonight. wld(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

THE FACTS: Fox News has not tapped Brazile to replace Carlson on his show, a spokesperson for the TV network confirmed. Posts and videos circulating on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook wrongly stated that Fox News gave Carlson's prime-time spot on the network to Brazile. Carlson announced on his Aug. 7 show that he would take a break from his broadcast hosting duties for a vacation to fish with his son until Monday, Aug. 19. At the time, Carlson explained to viewers that Fox News contributors Brian Kilmeade, Mark Steyn and Tammy Bruce would fill in for him.

Brazile did not appear as the host for Tucker Carlson Tonight in Carlson's absence, video clips of the show confirm. Fox News hired Brazile as a commentator in March. She has been a guest host for other Fox News shows, including "The Five."

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