Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News Show
Will transition off later this year; produce other projects for FNC
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/6/2011 12:44:08 PM
Glenn Beck will exit his daily program on Fox News
Channel later this year.
The news of his departure was announced Wednesday in a joint statement from Fox News and Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts. An end date for the program, Glenn Beck, was not specified. Beck's contract with Fox News is up in December.
Mercury Radio Arts will work with Fox News to "develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News' digital properties," according to the press release.
Joel Cheatwood, SVP/development at Fox News will join Mercury Radio Arts effective April 24 as executive VP to serve as a liaison with FNC in the partnership.
"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," said Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in the statement.
"I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News," Beck added. "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."
Beck's show, which has been on the air since early 2009, averages 2.2 million total viewers and 563,000 in the adults 25-54 demo.
Thank you, Glenn, for keeping us informed. I will look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
Janet Roseberger - 4/7/2011 2:57:40 PM EDT
Glen thanks for being there telling us truth and giving us insight into what was happening and is happening now. Before you came on the air we were alone seeing this all unfold and not many understanding what you knew was happening You were like a breath of fresh air and I said yes outloud because I knew God had now answeered my prayer to raise up someone to stand in the gap for such a time like this. Read the book in the old testement and see how God uses people in such a time like this.
Mary Asmus - 4/7/2011 1:36:00 PM EDT
Glen Beck attempts to do more for America each day, by his shows, than most most Americans do in their lifetime. Wake up America and your loss Fox.
R. Maricic - 4/6/2011 5:32:54 PM EDT
I THINK THAT FOX NEWS WILL BE THE LOSER. I KNOW THAT HE IS A SOURCE OF A LOT OF PROVOCATION, BUT THAT IS WHAT MAKES HIM GREAT. HE TELLS US WHAT NO ONE ELSE WILL
ABRAHAM WAS ONE AGAINST THE WORLD
SYLVIA WEISSMANN - 4/6/2011 4:46:10 PM EDT
Good riddance. ALL puppets must fall after the show. Long live Alex Jones! THE REAL DEAL. Glen you’re a Moron and a copy cat tool for the axis of evil.
Blen Gleck - 4/6/2011 2:37:36 PM EDT
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