Glenn Beck Scraps Fox News Show
Glenn Beck will end his highly rated daily program on the Fox News Channel but continue “to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air” on Fox News and other related digital platforms.
Beck, who has the third highest rated show on cable news, had been rumored to have a contentious relationship with Fox, despite the popularity of his program.
“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." Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News said in a statement.
Beck said: “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and FOX News. 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."
Joel Cheatwood, SVP/Development at FOX News, who previously announced plans to join Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts, has been charged with managing the partnership with Fox News.
Beck has been on Fox for 27 months, and is expected to end his show later this year. His contract was to end at the end of this year.
Since coming to Fox, Beck has been able to grow his businesses outside of the network, which he is expected to continue. He has a daily radio show which is a partnership with an affiliate of Clear Channel, as well as a popular web site and other businesses. He has also been touring the country with his stage show, and continues to produce books in a partnership with Simon & Schuster.