Beck ending show on Fox
April 6th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
9 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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soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Name margaret mock

    You are a great communicator and a loyal American, Enjoy and appreciate you books and glad you are branching out . Mm

    April 6, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. jon

    Glenn Back too "Radioactive." We could only hope.

    April 6, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Adios , Nut Case.

    April 6, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. wil

    Glenn Beck is a moron....FNC "fair and balanced"...uhhhhh think again.....glad he will disappear into "other digital properties".

    April 6, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Mike in SA

    The Left will rave, the Right will moan...and most of us won't know the difference.

    April 6, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. The Dude

    Finally someone is shutting that moron up

    April 6, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. Obamacare = Romneycare v1.01

    Now. get Beck a gig on Two and a Half Men (remember, he's the "half") and put Charlie Sheen on Fox News to finaly give them some sort of credability. Also, some Adonis DNA sure would help that network too.

    April 6, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Jeff

    The honchos at FNC should have seen the handwriting on the wall when sponsors started bolting. His act is getting old and tired, and it's time to move on.

    April 6, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. johnRJ08

    Of course, Beck is a powerful communicator. The problem is, he's communicating utter crap.

    April 6, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. Name margaret mock

    Good for you..we will watch and listen and lok forward to your productive comunications....margaret

    April 6, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. SkyKIng

    Glenn Beck is an entertainer. For the media, he sells advertising space. He doesn't have to believe what he is saying, he is simply giving a market segment what it wants to see and hear so it will tune in and see the ads. The revenue from ads is what pays the media's bills.
    He's pretty good at selling advertising space, and the last thing he or any of his media employers would want is to blow his cover. He's an entertainer. Don't believe everything you see on TV, just buy the products and services of their advertisers.

    April 6, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Vynn

    Crazy takes a walk.

    April 6, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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