Greta Van Susteren out as Fox News host

by Wade Massey September 9, 2016, 2:36
Greta Van Susteren out as Fox News host

"And second, I did not know about any sexual harassment and keep it secret (of course.)", she said on her Fox News blog, "Gretawire", in August. So she chose to activate that clause.

"Yes, I have left the Fox News Channel", she wrote. Megyn Kelly's contract expires next year, and it has been made clear that if she is going to stay, O'Reilly is going to need to go.

Ms. Van Susteren's husband, John P. Coale, said in a phone interview on Tuesday that his wife exercised what is known as "key man clause" on Friday, which allowed her to leave if Mr. Ailes was not in control.

Van Susteren was not quoted in the announcement about her exit, and she did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

Despite the curious timing, Fox officials echoed Van Susteren, noting that there was not relationship between her departure and the settlement with Carlson.

Fox did not give a reason for the departure of Van Susteren, who joined Fox News from CNN in 2002.

FNC media reporter Howard Kurtz heavily insinuated that Van Susteren left the network because of Ailes' resignation.

Fox News is now in the midst of a massive shakeup that's likely to have a profound and permanent impact on the right-leaning cable news powerhouse.

Van Susteren, who had been at the network with her show On The Record for 14 years, was the one who bizarrely came to Ailes' defense against Carlson in a rant about sexism back in July. Politico reported that a financial disagreement led to her leaving, a person close to the situation told the news site.

"I am happy to take on this assignment for the balance of this extraordinary election".

Murdoch recently named veteran Fox executives Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine as the network's new co-presidents.

Hume, 73, is a senior political commentator for Fox and had been the network's primary news anchor before stepping aside in 2008.


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