Greta Van Susteren confirmed she is leaving Fox News in a Facebook post explaining that the network “has not felt like home to me for a few years,” and she wants to continue her broadcasting career.
“On Thursday night, I made my decision and informed Fox News of my decision that I was leaving Fox News Channel per my contract,” Van Susteren wrote.
The now-former “On the Record” host added, “I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now. The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.”
Her departure was announced Tuesday, minutes after Fox News announced a settlement in the sexual harassment suit that Gretchen Carlson brought against former Fox News boss Roger Ailes, that Van Susteren is leaving the network after 14 years and Brit Hume will take over her show on an interim basis.
“I love my staff, I love my colleagues, and I love the crews. That is the hardest part of this decision as they are wonderful people,” Van Susteren wrote on Facebook. “And most of all? I love the viewers — even the ones who have gotten mad at me over the years and taken swipes.”
Her Facebook message concluded: “I hope to continue my career in broadcasting.”
Fox News’ in-house media reporter Howard Kurtz noted that Van Susteren wanted to renegotiate her contract after Ailes stepped down, and had a clause that allowed her to leave if Ailes departed.
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SOURCE: The Wrap – Brian Flood