After more than 20 years as an anchor on Fox News, Tucker Carlson officially bid farewell to the network on Friday, marking the end of an era. Fox News released a statement on Monday thanking Carlson for his decades of contribution to the network.
Since taking over the prime-time spotlight from Bill O’Reilly in 2016, Carlson had become one of the most recognizable personalities on Fox. His show also consistently drew headlines for its controversies, including airing of tapes from the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol siege in an attempt to downplay its effects.
Without offering further explanations, Monday’s announcement came nearly one week after Fox’s $787.5 million settlement agreement with Dominion Voting Systems. The lawsuit, filed by Dominion, alleged the network had recklessly spread deceiving election claims and conspiracy theories.
Harris Faulkner, host of Fox News, mentioned in a statement read on air Monday night that Carlson’s slot will now serve as an interim show with rotating Fox News personalities. Meanwhile, as speculation continues to build about Carlson’s future in the industry, it is certain that his departure from Fox will leave a lasting void in the network’s lineup.
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