Fox News announced Monday that prime-time star Tucker Carlson is departing the network, effective immediately, in a four-sentence statement.
"FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways," a spokeswoman for the network stated in a statement.
"We thank him for his service to the network as a host and, prior to that, as a contributor."
Carlson's last day hosting his show on Fox was Friday, April 21. According to a person familiar with the situation,
Suzanne Scott and Lachlan Murdoch, the CEOs of Fox News and its parent company Fox Corp., decided Carlson's destiny on Friday.
Nonetheless, even after Fox issued its apology on Monday morning, the network continued to promote an interview between Carlson and presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy that was scheduled to run later that night.