On same day that Fox News settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, Fox anchor Greta Van Susteren has quit, effective immediately. Via Business Insider:
Greta Van Susteren will depart Fox News after 14 years with the network, Fox News announced Tuesday morning. Brit Hume will take over as the new host of On the Record. “We are grateful for Greta’s many contributions over the years and wish her continued success,” Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine said in a statement. Abernethy and Shine added: “As one of the best political analysts in the industry, Brit is the ideal choice to host a nightly political program while the most dynamic and captivating election in recent history unfolds. Having Brit at the helm of this show will enable FOX News to continue on track to have its highest-rated year ever as the network dominates the cable news landscape.”
Shortly before former Fox News president Roger Ailes resigned in disgrace, it was revealed that Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity all have contracts which stipulate that they are permitted to resign if Ailes leaves the company.