Hannity to become ‘an even more prominent part of Fox’ after election.

The New York Times reports today that Sean Hannity has agreed to stay at Fox News until 2012, and “is expected to become an even more prominent part of Fox’s opinion programming.” Fox executives are reportedly pleased with his Sunday-night show “Hannity’s America,” and in a statement, Fox senior vice president for programming Bill Shine said that Hannity would “remain a marquee name at Fox News for several years to come.” Fox declined to comment on the future of Bill O’Reilly or Alan Colmes.