(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."
Say what you want- I heard the show is still at the top of the ratings. Will be interesting to see if CNN can compete with the replacement.
Good riddance freak
Don't include me in "by anybody's standards". Being a racist hate monger will never be the definition of success of mine or I feel anyone else's mind who happens to be sane. Thank goodness you will no longer be spewing your hate on the airwaves daily.
The end of an error. Now if Glenn would just go away completely...
As a republican with a brain, I find Glenn Beck to be very good at taking facts and truths and spinning them into irrational, implausible outcomes. We need a law that regulates what can be called news.
Way to get my hopes up and then dash them! At least the first bit of news made me smile...
Mindless Koch Industries worshippers, need not fear: Beck will continue to spread fear, insanity and made-up nonsense elsewhere for their enjoyment.
I pr-ef-er the Da-ily sh-ow... witho-ut Be-ck...
Adios to the "Rodeo Clown."
Can I read somewhere that Glenn Beck is leaving earth? That would be nice.
who? oh right, the guy that the only people who watch are left wing nuts. if dems would quit wathcing fox and palin and so on, they would go away.
Is it true that Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News to launch a career in journalism?
Bye, Glenn. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I guess he did not get enough racist to watch his show.
Good riddance. We don't need anymore of his vitriol.
now – can we get this nut off all the airwaves??
"Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox,"
Wow. When you are too radioactive for fox you have achieved something I always thought was impossible. Good job glenn beckkk. Even the wackos cant stand to work with you anymore.
I guess two wrongs don't make a right.
Wonderful. I bet he'll try to pull a Howard Stern. The Donald comes to Fixed News and Beck jumps ship. Now only if Hannity and O'Reilly leave.
Good riddance, although I'm certain his behind the scenes work will be every bit as detrimental to the sanity of Americans.
I guess Fox does have a line it won't cross. They must've really had a tough time selling commercials to finance his hate speech.
Glad the whacko is going..hope he doesn't run for anything....he and Charlie Sheen could do a road show together!!
About time :-)
Good riddens! He made the Fox Network into more a joke and it lost alot of credibility with the general population. How many "opinionators" does a network need??? How about a little unbiased news for a change. I know of a lot of people that no longer watch Fox.
FINALLY Fox is showing some sense. Beck has been distorting, lying, and spreading hate for too many years. The deep divisions in this country are due in no small part to his efforts and his self-gratifying style. I just do not understand how people can buy into his message. He's a fat little failed DJ. No more. No less.