Less than a week after agreeing to a lawsuit settlement on the network’s 2020 election reporting, Fox News said Monday that it had “agreed to part ways” with popular and contentious host Tucker Carlson.
The network said in a press release that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” broadcast its final episode on Friday.
According to the network’s news statement, “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and before that as a contributor.”
After taking over for Bill O’Reilly in Fox’s prime-time lineup in 2016, Carlson emerged as the network’s most well-liked figure.
Additionally, he frequently makes headlines for contentious reporting, most recently for broadcasting audio from the Capitol uprising on January 6 to downplay the significance of the fatal attack.
Fox didn’t immediately explain why Carlson was departing.
Because of emails and text conversations made public as part of the litigation, his name came up during the recently concluded dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. Carlson expressed his hatred for former President Donald Trump in a private statement in a few of them.
A few weeks ago, Carlson interviewed Trump on his show for the entire duration.
Carlson will host “Fox News Tonight” at 8 p.m. ET prime-time slot, now hosted by a changing cast of network personalities.