(CNN) - Sarah Palin and Fox News have parted ways.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate had continued to speak out on politics as a paid contributor to the channel but turned down a recent offer to renew her contract with the network, according to a source close to Palin. Fox News confirmed that Palin will no longer be with them as a political analyst.
The decision apparently ends, at least for now, a relationship which has hit rough patches in the last year. Reports said Palin angered network president Roger Ailes by announcing on a different news outlet she would not run for the White House in 2012.
In August of last year, she posted on Facebook, "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight," raising again questions about her future with the network.
A year earlier, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said he had made a "joke" when he said "The only problem with talking about Sarah Palin is that she works here ... And if I say something bad and I see her in the hallway, I feel really awkward and wrong, so I just kind of say, 'good job'."
Her contract expired at the end of 2012.
Fox News Executuve Vice President of Programming Bill Shine said in a statement, "We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors."
Ahead of the 2012 election, Palin toured early primary states in a bus plastered with an image of the U.S. Constitution, wooing local politicos and appearing at politically significant events, including the Des Moines, Iowa state fair.
Her political organization, Sarah PAC, contributed to various Senate candidates this past cycle.
Palin has not been exclusive to Fox television properties. Palin and her family also starred in a one-season reality show - "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC - and Palin appeared as a featured "guest host" on NBC's "Today Show." She spoke to CNN moments after casting her ballot in the Alaska Republican primary last March.
Her family has found their way onto other media properties: her daughter competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and taped a reality-style show, Lifetime's "Life's a Tripp."
The contract news was first reported by the site Real Clear Politics.
– CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report
Buh bye! Hope she retires to Alaska never to be heard from again.
Maybe she will go to CNN and stop dragging down the good guys!
Perhaps they aren't conservative enough for her?
Quitting again? She's got that number down
Just. Go. Away.
She needs to go away for good and stay in Alaska where she belongs.
The usual standard bs comments as to why they split. Probably the real reason the world is coming an end because even the RIGHT WING KOOL AID DRINKING "FAIR & BALANCED – yeah right" Fox news finally figured out what the rest of the country has known since 2008 – Palin is not RELEVANT!
Godspeed to Whats-Her-Face
and now she rides off over the bridge to nowhere into the sunset of obscurity on the back of a moose
More like she was fired. GOOD RIDDANCE.
The fact that anyone would care about Palin and/or Fox still suprises me. I can't think of two more useless and garbage spewing entities on this planet( aside from the repugnant party and congress). Like all worthless things..eventually they will be discarded and forgotten in time. Buhbye...
What can we do as a country to force her to split from the rest of us?
Thank you god, whichever one anybody prays to!!!
It took six long years but she is finally going to have to go back to a real job flipping burgers in wasilla.
bout time she became irrelevant. Who the hell is listening to her anyways? She is a reminder of how dumb America got.
It's more likely that Fox pushed her out. What a moron and a plague on the U.S. I will be glad to see her fade into obscurity.
I have not been one of her supporters but I sure am glad she got away from those people. Our country would be so much better off if that entertainment network was off the air. To me their constant bashing of the President, their many, many untruths, and their constant propaganda is one of the big reasons why nothing gets done in Congress. They know that but it is all about ratings and money. Except for Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith, there are no other true newsmen. People who watch Fox do not realize that the two on from 8 and 9 are pure entertainers after ratings and money who say what the right wing wants to hear and gives them a platform to speak when other networks who recognize that Rand Paul,John McCain, Alan West, etc. etc etc areoff the deep end.Smart move finally Sarah to depart .
I wish Caribu Barbie the very best in whatever endeavor she wishes to follow. I happen to think she & FAUX were a match made in heaven.
Now the intellectually challenged governor that quit in the middle of her term can pursue other goals.
One can only hope her 15 minutes are FINALLY up!!!! FOX finally came to their senses.
can cnn now promise to NEVER, NEVER, EVER, have another article about this woman?????????????????
FOX couldn't make any more money off here spouts of gibberish.
It's scary to think where she might pop up next, maybe co-hosting with Glenn Beck, two ignorant/sick minds think alike.
Fox probably should have done this four years ago. Palin still probably says controversial things to rile up her Tea Party base, but even those people are smart enough to have stopped listening.
We're done here. Move along.
Insiders say even Fox, although used to dim witted newscasters, couldn't believe how empty headed this woman truly is. When she kept going off script during interviews and asking asinine questions, the management begged the bosses to dump her. And this woman was almost vice president.
When FOX, St. Sean and St. Billy O can't stand you, Sarah.......