Fox News fans were stunned today when it was announced that Greta Van Susteren will be leaving the network today after 14 years with them. Now, Van Susteren has broken her silence to reveal the real reason why she left.
“Yes, I have left the Fox News Channel,” she said, according to Daily Mail. “On Thursday night, I made my decision and informed Fox News of my decision that I was leaving Fox News Channel per my contract. Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now.”
“The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait,” Van Susteren continued. “I love my staff, I love my colleagues, and I love the crews. That is the hardest part of this decision as they are wonderful people.
“And most of all? I love the viewers — even the ones who have gotten mad at me over the years and taken swipes,” the longtime host concluded. “I hope to continue my career in broadcasting.”
Fox News claimed that Van Susteren tried to renegotiate her contract after the departure of CEO Roger Ailes, but when they ended up deadlocked, she left the network.
However, sources close to Van Susteren and Fox told the New York Magazine that the hasty exit was due to Van Susteren becoming “troubled by the culture” Ailes created at the network.
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