Van Susteren didn't make any ground-breaking revelations in her Facebook postexplaining her departure, but rather said that Fox News had not "felt like home" for many years.
Roger Ailes initially denied the allegations but resigned from Fox News July 21, 2016, two weeks after Carlson's claim. Either Greta wasn't happy with how Fox had run under Ailes or she took the opportunity of Ailes' defenestration to negotiate hard for a pay raise. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country.
"I love my staff, I love my colleagues, and I love the crews", Van Susteren wrote.
The last show for Van Susteren, who joined Fox from CNN in 2002, was Thursday.
Her time-slot will be taken over by Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume through the election, and maybe beyond, depending on how well the show performs. No reason was cited for Van Susteren's departure, but a source close to the situation tells THR it came down to a "financial disagreement". The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.
Fox News declined to comment on Coale's remarks. He said Van Susteren expected to continue hosting for weeks "to help them sort things out and have a smooth transition".
The timing of Van Susteren's exit raised eyebrows because of the Ailes news and because it is unusual for a political anchor to leave just months before a presidential election.
Van Susteren issued a statement supporting former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes after Ailes was charged with sexual harassment by Gretchen Carlson, another Fox anchor.
"I haven't been in this saddle for some years now, and I'm hoping Greta's audience won't desert us", Hume said.