Glenn Beck and his TV show are divorcing Fox News. The conservative TV personality’s production company and Fox announced Wednesday that Glenn will be leaving his show “later this year.”
Glenn’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, and Fox News announced in a statement on his Web site that they still plan to produce shows together as he prepares to leave his current show on the network, Glenn Beck.
According to the statement, “Glenn intends to transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year.”
“Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards,” Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News said. “I look forward to continuing to work with him.”
Glenn contributed, “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and FOX News. I cannot repay Roger for the lessons I’ve learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership.”
According to the release, Glenn Beck has averaged 2.2 million total viewers during the 27 months it has been on the air.
Glenn recently spoke out against the devastation in Japan, ruffling feathers with his response to the natural disaster.
“I’ll tell you this, whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus, there’s a message being sent,” Glenn said. “‘Hey, you know that stuff we’re doing. It’s not really working out. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.’ I’m just saying.”
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