Fox News Parts Ways with Tucker Carlson After Dominion Settlement
Fox News is parting ways with long-time anchor Tucker Carlson. Fox News did not specify why Carlson is leaving.
However, the network announced the news days after it agreed to pay nearly $800 million to Dominion Voting Systems to avert a high-stakes defamation trial that had cast a shadow over the future of the network.
"FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways," the company said in a short news release. "Mr. Carlson's last program was Friday April 21st."
Carlson's most recent broadcast did not feature any indication that he was preparing to leave the network. "We'll be back on Monday," he said cheerfully at the end of his April 21st episode.
The decision to part ways with Carlson was made by Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott.