Watters, a Philly native who grew up in Germantown and East Falls, will helm the hourlong show, which serves as an expanded version of his segments on The O'Reilly Factor. The series will air Saturdays at 8 p.m., starting Jan. 7.
Watters joined FNC back in 2002 as a production assistant before moving on to work with The O'Reilly Factor in 2003. In addition to his role as a correspondent and now host, Watters is a producer and managing editor for Fox Nation, a conservative opinion site operated by FNC.
"I am humbled that FOX News Channel has given me this opportunity," Watters said via a release. "I look forward to viewers entering my world more often and wouldn't be in this position if it weren't for Bill [O'Reilly]"
Watters' World, however, has not been without controversy. In October, the host ignited a debate online with a segment in which he asked residents of New York City's Chinatown questions like whether Chinese food is just called "food" in China, or if he should bow when meeting his interview subjects.