As Fox News continues to face scrutiny, many people are wondering who has left the network. Here’s a look at some of the most notable departures.
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Since the 2016 presidential election, a number of Fox News Channel personalities have left the network. Many of them had been with Fox for years, and their departures have left some big shoes to fill.
Here is a list of some of the most notable people who have left Fox News:
Kelly was one of the network’s biggest stars, and she left in early 2017 to join NBC News. Her departure was a major blow to Fox, and her morning show was quickly replaced by “Fox & Friends.”
Greta Van Susteren:
Van Susteren was another long-time Fox personality, and she left the network in November 2016. She was replaced by Tucker Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”
Tantaros was a co-host of “The Five” and a commentator on various Fox News shows. She left the network in August 2016 amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Bolling was a host of “The Five” and “Fox Business Network.” He left Fox in September 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Megyn Kelly was one of Fox News’ most popular hosts, but she left the network in early 2017 for a new job at NBC. Kelly’s departure was a big loss for Fox, as she was one of their highest-rated and most well-known personalities.
Greta Van Susteren
On September 6, 2016, Greta Van Susteren announced she was leaving Fox News after more than a decade with the network. The longtime host of “On the Record” had been with Fox News since 2002.
O’Reilly was the host of The O’Reilly Factor, the most popular show on Fox News. On April 19, 2017, it was announced that O’Reilly would not be returning to the network. The announcement came after it was revealed that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against O’Reilly.
Sean Hannity is a conservative American talk show host and television personality. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show. He also hosts a cable news show, Hannity, on Fox News Channel.
Hannity has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump since the 2016 presidential election. In January 2020, it was reported that Hannity had signed a new contract with Fox News worth $25 million per year.
However, in recent months there have been reports that Hannity is considering leaving Fox News. These reports come amid growing tensions between Hannity and the network’s management.
In March 2020, it was reported that Hannity was in talks with Sinclair Broadcast Group about launching a new television project. Sinclair is a right-wing media company that owns local television stations across the United States.
The following month, it was revealed that Hannity had held meetings with Trump about becoming the next White House chief of staff. However, Trump ultimately decided to appoint Mark Meadows to the position.
As of May 2020, Hannity has not left Fox News and remains under contract with the network.
Shepard Smith, one of the most respected journalists at Fox News, has left the network after 23 years.
Smith was known for his unbiased reporting, which often clashed with the network’s more opinionated programming. In recent years, he had become increasingly critical of President Donald Trump and his administration.
Smith’s departure is a major blow to Fox News, which has long been considered a bastion of conservative news. His loss will be felt by many viewers who respected him for his journalism.