Tucker Carlson and Fox News part ways
The stunning announcement came days after the network settled a high-stakes defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems.
Excerpt from NBC News:
Fox News said Monday it is parting ways with firebrand anchor Tucker Carlson, the network’s most popular prime-time host and a leading voice in the modern conservative movement.
The network announced the stunning news days after it agreed to pay nearly $800 million to Dominion Voting Systems to avert a high-stakes defamation trial that had cast a shadow over the future of the network.
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the company said in a short news release. “Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st.”
Fox News did not specify why Carlson is leaving the network, and a spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email from NBC News. The network’s statement did not include any comment from Carlson.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight,” a cornerstone of the Fox News programming lineup since 2016, was as one of the most-watched cable news shows, outpacing rivals at CNN and MSNBC.
FOX News Media, Tucker Carlson part ways
‘We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,’ a FOX News Media spokesperson said
From Fox News:
An interim program, “Fox News Tonight,” will air at 8 p.m. ET until a permanent replacement for Carlson is named. “Fox News Tonight” will be hosted by a rotation of various Fox News personalities.
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