The Real Reason Why These News Personalities Left Fox News

The Real Reason Why These News Personalities Left Fox News


Like any major news outlet, Fox News has weathered
its share of controversies and internal conflict – some of which has resulted in the unceremonious
exits of its most famous faces. From serious allegations to behind the scenes
drama, here are the real reasons these news personalities left Fox News. On July 20th, 2018, HuffPost reported that
The Five co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle was forced out of Fox after an investigation into allegations
of misconduct. Six separate sources told the publication
that she: “[Showed people explicit] personal photographs
of colleagues, […] [discussed] sexual matters, [and was] emotionally abusive [to her] hair
and makeup artists and support staff.” Guilfoyle’s lawyer pushed back hard on this
narrative in a statement that described the accusations as “utterly preposterous” exaggerations
made by coworkers for financial gain, accusing these coworkers of, quote, “nefariously and
greedily twisting innocent conversations amongst close friends into much more than what it
actually was.” As of 2019, it’s still unclear exactly why
Guilfoyle left the network, but the Daily Beast claimed that Fox News staffers allegedly
engaged in a, quote, “hostile whisper campaign” against their former co-worker by inflating
the details of the stories. Carl Cameron spent over 20 years as a political
correspondent for Fox News. Dubbed “Campaign Carl” for his constant presence
on presidential campaign trails, Cameron left the network after the election of Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN, he praised the news
division at Fox, but admitted he had problems with Fox’s opinion hosts. “The opinion hosts in prime-time and elsewhere
on Fox had become more than I could stand.” In 2019, the veteran reporter launched the
progressive website Front Page Live, and further explained his decision to leave his former
employer. “I was one of Fox’s first hires. The idea of fair and balanced news appealed
to me. But over the years, the right-wing hosts drowned
out straight journalism with partisan misinformation.” He called the spread of misinformation a “state
of emergency,” and promised that on his new platform, he would stick to the facts leading
into the 2020 election. After twelve years at Fox News, journalist
and news anchor Megyn Kelly called it quits in 2017. She told Ellen at the time, “Donald Trump has a way of clarifying one’s
life choices. Just as I was sort of wondering whether this
was where I wanted to be and how I wanted to live, the universe came and, sort of shone
a light, and it was clear to me what I wanted to do.” According to Business Insider, she called
cable news primetime a hyperpartisan “snake pit” in recent years, and she no longer wanted
to be a part of that, explaining, “I didn’t want to be in the snake pit. I just wanted to cover the news.” According to The New York Times, another alleged
reason for Kelly’s departure was Bill O’Reilly – who was reportedly “forced out at Fox” after
multiple claims of sexual harassment against him. O’Reilly slammed Kelly’s memoir, which detailed
her claim of being sexually harassed by Fox’s former chairman Roger Ailes, and told women
who were coming forward with sexual harassment claims against the network to, quote, “Go to human resources or leave.” Kelly reportedly complained about O’Reilly’s
commentary to Fox higher-ups to no avail, and according to sources who spoke with The
Times, this was part of the reason she left the network. After 10 years on The View, conservative television
personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck found a new home on Fox & Friends in 2013 – but her time
with the network only lasted two years. In November 2015, an emotional Hasselbeck
said on air that she was leaving to take a, quote, “new position as CBO, Chief Breakfast
Officer” for her family. “I truly have been in the best hands and I’m
so thankful, I have a heart full of gratitude for this, this is an outstanding team who
works so hard.” Hasselbeck eventually moved to Nashville,
where she serves as co-host of the annual K-LOVE Christian music awards show in Music
City. She told Tennessean in 2019, “It feels like a soulmate city to me here. Yes, there’s great food and music in Nashville,
but there’s permission to be who you are and to put others first.” In one of the most unexpected exits from Fox
News, veteran journalist Shepard Smith shocked the media world when he announced his decision
to leave the network. “So recently I asked the company to allow
me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged.” He also said that he wouldn’t be reporting
anywhere else anytime soon, per his agreement with the network, so it’s unclear, as of November
2019, where Smith will land next. Known for his outspoken criticism of Donald
Trump, thereby becoming a favorite target of the president, Smith reportedly clashed
with fellow network personalities Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. According to sources who spoke with the Daily
Beast, Smith was done with being attacked by his colleagues and asked to be released
from his contract. But the writing was already on the wall back
in 2018 when Smith told Time, “And I wonder, if I stopped delivering the
facts, what would go in its place in this place that is most watched, most listened,
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