Viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor” and Fox News have been equally unshaken by critics, teeing up Watters for perhaps one of his biggest career years.
The correspondent will reprise his role as anchor during Fox’s New Year’s Eve special, and he is set to make his debut on O’Reilly’s nationwide comedy tour. Watters has also been able to maintain the ratings dominance of “The O’Reilly Factor” when filling in for the bombastic host, easily besting CNN and MSNBC when anchoring the show in December.
Watters himself hinted at a potentially larger role at the network in the coming year.
“Whatever Fox wants me to do, I’ll do,” Watters said. “I’m just going to keep working hard, keep my head down. There may be a few surprises coming up in the new year — you’ll have to stay tuned for that. You may be seeing a little bit more of me.”
For the moment, Watters is anticipating how the incoming administration’s politics will affect many of his man-on-the-street segments, which have often revolved around questioning liberal dogma and Obama administration policies. – READ MORE