BREAKING: Long Time Fox News Stalwart Suddenly QUITS, BAD NEWS For Fox (UPDATE)

Long-time Fox News Anchor Greta Van Susteren will be leaving Fox News immediately, the cable news network announced today. This comes the same day as Fox News settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against its ex-CEO Roger Ailes from former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson.

No details were made available on the end of Van Susteren’s 14-year run at Fox News, but sources close to the situation say it was a “financial disagreement” – which means contract talks stalled. Van Susteren was said to be one of the FNC on-air talent who had a clause in their contact to walk if Ailes left the net – which he obviously did on July 21 as the harassment scandal grew. FNC co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine exhibited nothing but brevity on Van Susteren’s sudden exit. “We are grateful for Greta’s many contributions over the years and wish her continued success,” was all they said Tuesday.

Here I was hoping that Van Susteren, a devout Scientologist, was leaving because Fox News was a hostile environment for women, but it turns out she was a strong supporter of Roger Ailes. Gross.

A big defender of Ailes before he left FNC this summer, Van Susteren did not respond to request for comment and said nothing on her Gretawire blog this morning — though she did tweet this FNC-related news earlier this morning:


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