After agreeing to a settlement about their 2020 election reporting, Fox said on Monday that the company “agreed to part ways” with their top anchor, Tucker Carlson.
The network stated in a press release that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” broadcast its final episode on Friday.
The network issued a comment saying, “We thank him for his years of service to the network both as a host and before that as a contributor.”
Carlson emerged in 2016 as the network’s most popular figure. He also frequently made news headlines for forceful reporting, most notably for broadcasting audio from the January 6 protest.
Fox did not immediately provide a reason for Carlson’s departure.
His name was mentioned in the recent dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. In a few of them, Carlson lambasted former President Donald Trump in private, claiming he vehemently detested him.
For the time being, “Fox News Tonight” will replace Carlson in the 8 p.m. ET prime-time position.