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Tucker Carlson Leaves Fox News in Shakeup After Settlement

Tucker Carlson Leaves Fox News in Shakeup After Settlement
Fox News and host Tucker Carlson have called it quits. (Photo: Jason Koerner / Getty Images)

Fox News said Tucker Carlson, the host of its top-rated nightly show, will leave the network, effective immediately.

His exit, coming a week after Fox agreed to pay $787 million to settle a defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems Inc., leaves a big hole in the schedule of the No. 1 cable network.

“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the company said in a statement.

His last show was on Friday, the network said.

Before the settlement, Carlson was among a handful of Fox Corp. figures, including Chairman Rupert Murdoch, scheduled to testify in the case. The others were Murdoch’s son, Lachlan; Fox Corp.’s chief executive officer; Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and network host Maria Bartiromo.


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