Popular Fox host Greta Van Susteren has quit her show on Fox News, effective immediately. She will appear on no more shows. Neither Fox News or Van Susteren have issued any explanation for the move. Greta was one of the Fox hosts to defend Roger Ailes. Megyn Kelly, who also defended Ailes is said to be bitter that after defending Ailes, Fox did not cover her back. It’s possible Greta quit for the same reason. At least for now, her show will go to veteran Fox host Brit Hume.
Fox news issued a short statement thanking Greta for her service:
“We are grateful for Greta’s many contributions over the years and wish her continued success.”
A source close to the situation said it was a financial disagreement that led to Van Susteren’s departure.
In July, Van Susteren told The Daily Beast in a piece defending former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes that she had a long-term contract but would be happy returning to teaching or law if she loses that contract.
“My contract is with the corporation,” she said at the time. “I’m not trying to get a new one.”
Hume is a Fox and ABC News veteran. He spent 10 years as anchor of “Special Report” and also served as Washington managing editor.
“I am happy to take on this assignment for the balance of this extraordinary election. My Fox News colleagues have set a high standard for political coverage which I’ll do my best to uphold. I’m honored to be asked,” Hume said in a statement.