Juan Williams, the liberal FOX News contributor announced this week that he is leaving the network’s popular panel show “The Five.”
Williams claimed that he wants to remain in Washington, DC now that the show is preparing to return to broadcasting from FOX’s studios in New York City.
There is likely more to this story, however. The Five is one of the top rated shows on cable news. It seems unlikely that anyone working in media would want to leave such a successful show.
The Hill has more details:
Juan Williams announces he’s leaving ‘The Five’
Juan Williams, liberal co-host of Fox News’s “The Five,” announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the show.
Williams, who is also a columnist for The Hill, made the announcement during the “One More Thing” segment of the show. He said he decided to stay in Washington, D.C., when the show resumes filming at its studio at Fox News Media’s headquarters in New York City.
The Five is set to begin filming from headquarters again on June 1.
“COVID taught me a lot of lessons. As the show goes back to the New York studio, I’ll be staying in D.C.,” Williams said.
Williams’s last day at the show was Wednesday. He said he will continue to be a Fox News political analyst and will be working for the network from D.C.
“You know, it’s been going on seven years since I have been a daily host of this show,” Williams said. “The show’s popularity has grown every single year, so thank you. Thank you so much to you, the viewers. Thank you.”
Watch Juan’s announcement below:
Juan Williams announces that today is his last day hosting The Five. He will stay in DC as the show moves to NYC and continue his work as a Fox News analyst. pic.twitter.com/vRlJR4ZNEp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 26, 2021
Conservative viewers will not miss Juan very much.
Juan Williams is finally leaving The Five.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 26, 2021
I guarantee you no one is heartbroken over Juan Williams leaving The Five!
— Michael Burkes (@MrMichaelBurkes) May 27, 2021
BREAKING: Juan Williams is Leaving ‘The Five’ At Fox News.
Christmas came early!
— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) May 26, 2021
Juan has consistently pushed his Trump Derangement Syndrome on the show. His departure will make the show better.