OFF THE RECORD: Greta Van Susteren Abruptly Leaves FOX News

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FOX News host Greta Van Susteren has called it quits at the network, effective Tuesday of this week. Susteren has been with FOX for 14 years but decided it was time to move on.

The Hill reports:

Van Susteren makes sudden exit from Fox

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has abruptly left Fox News after 14 years at the network.

Brit Hume will take over as the anchor for “On the Record” effective Tuesday.

Fox News announced the departure of the long-time host in a statement released shortly after news broke of a settlement between the network and former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who had filed a $20 million lawsuit over allegations of sexual harassment from former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.

A network spokesman told USA Today that Van Susteren’s departure had nothing to do with the settlement.
Ailes departed the network over the summer in a move that shook up the cable news landscape.

The timing of Van Susteren’s exit raised eyebrows because of the Ailes news and because it is unusual for a political anchor to leave just months before a presidential election.

In a statement, Van Susteren said that Fox “has not felt like home to me for a few years.”

She said she was leaving now to take advantage of a clause in her contract that allows her to leave but that would have expired.

FOX News alum Brit Hume will be taking over Greta’s 7 PM time slot from now through the election.


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