Fox News announced Monday morning that the network and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. In a statement the network said “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.” Fox said Carlson’s last day hosting his show was Friday; the network did not provide further details on the reason for Carlson’s departure.
Beginning Monday evening, the network will air Fox News Tonight as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is determined. Until a new host takes over, Fox News Tonight will be anchored by a rotating group of Fox News personalities.
The 53-year-old Carlson began hosting Fox News Tonight in 2016; and has yet to publicly comment on his departure. The announcement of Carlson’s exit comes nearly a week after Fox reached a massive $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems in a last minute effort to avoid a trial in its defamation case. Carlson featured prominently in the lawsuit, which was the subject of conspiracies of widespread election fraud and other wrongdoing in the wake of the November 2020 presidential election. Despite the settlement agreement between the network and Dominion, controversial text messages and emails by Carlson and other network personalities were made public as part of court filings.
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