Fox News host Tucker Carlson has announced his departure from the network. Carlson, who is known for being one of the network’s top-rated prime time hosts.
His departure comes shortly after Fox News reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. The settlement was a result of the network’s promotion of former President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread election fraud during the 2020 presidential race.
The sudden news of Carlson’s departure from the network has taken many by surprise. He has been on the network for several years, developing a large following among conservative viewers. The news of the settlement, which was announced last week, has sent shockwaves through Fox News and the conservative media landscape.
Here is Fox News’ Statement:
NEW YORK — April 24, 2023 — FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.
Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.
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