Beck ending show on Fox
April 6th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Beck ending show on Fox

(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.

The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears on the television network and through other "digital properties."

"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," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.

"Glenn Beck" launched in 2009. The host previously hosted a show on CNN's sister network HLN.

Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" said the split was a "divorce many months in the making."

"By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for Glenn Beck."


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  1. ThinkAgain

    "a true success by anybody's standards"

    By Fox's standards, maybe: Beck is a shameless liar, egomaniac and one of the most hateful people I've ever seen.

    For those of you who believe in Judgment Day, Beck is in for a VERY rude awakening when he dies ...

    April 6, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. brushman

    I hear they have an opening at the 700 Club he should fit right in!

    April 6, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Ryantheman

    Best news I heard all week!

    April 6, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Andrew

    Now where will I go for my daily dose of fear?

    April 6, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Damien

    Beck too much for Fox ? That's frightening. At least he's off to the fringe's fringe.

    April 6, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. Shawn

    The fact that right-wingers LIKE and believe this idiot really says everything you need to know about them. These are the dumbest, most terrified people on Earth.

    April 6, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. Bubba

    Looney Toons has already offered him a prominent position.

    April 6, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. smokepoint

    DId his alien masters call him home?

    April 6, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  9. FM

    Everything has the end, but it has taken long to happen! So who is next: Sean Hannity!

    April 6, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. j jensen

    IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!! Beck can't leave his news anchor post because he never did the news – only sensationalized pity poor entertainment. Good riddance.

    April 6, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. smtwnguy

    Now when I`m channel surfing I won`t run into that GASBAG-THANK YOU JESUS !!!!

    April 6, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Lani

    Who cares? Let me guess, the only person that left a comment? lol.

    April 6, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. me

    best news I've gotten all year.

    April 6, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. K3Citizen

    Does his falling ratings have something to do with it?

    April 6, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. SayWhat

    Too bad he is not taking his toxic act to deep space.

    April 6, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  16. jamarsu

    God is good and truly answers prayers.

    April 6, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  17. some emo kid

    The other three horsemen are putting the band back together and they need him.

    April 6, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  18. cecilia

    There is a God. this is wonderful. I am sure this jerk will find a way to try to make himself look good, but he got the boot – him and is ugly mouth – go and don't let the door hit you in – you know

    April 6, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  19. fudgemonkey

    Couldn't he just go away, altogether?

    April 6, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  20. Riko

    He true intention is actually running for president

    April 6, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  21. james

    Both Beck and Fox have made plenty of money off each other. No one's walking away with any regrets. And now Fox can move Lou Dobbs over from the business channel to the Mothership. He'll do even better than Beck.

    April 6, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  22. dscon

    "By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for Glenn Beck."

    nice intentional miss-quote!
    too radioactive for fox? you mean for cnn!

    fact:

    “Glenn Beck” is consistently the third highest rated program on cable news. For the 27 months that “Glenn Beck” has aired on Fox News, the program has averaged more than 2.2 million total viewers and 563,000 viewers 25-54 years old, numbers normally associated with shows airing in primetime, not at 5pm. “Glenn Beck” has dominated all of its cable news competitors since launch.

    FYI

    April 6, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  23. PraiseTheLard

    I prefer the Daily show... without Beck...

    April 6, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. dprogressive

    I thought he was ending the show because he was intitutionalized in the mental asylum. I guess not yet.

    April 6, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  25. rick

    Question.......who, I repeat, who, with at least a GED would watch such a clown? This person was definitely abused or neglected as a child.

    April 6, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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