On Wednesday, FOX News announced that longtime show host Bill O’Reilly will not be returning the network. The announcement ends a 21 year tenure with the cable news network following a sexual harassment scandal and a close to it’s number one show, “the O’Reilly Factor.
“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.” was the statement released by the company.
The decision comes after reports that five women who had reached settlements with the cable news giants totaling $13 million dollars following accusations of sexual harassment.
Tucker Carlson will be moving be moving to the 8PM slot, while “the Five” takes over at 9PM. This is the second major departure for the network after Megyn Kelly announced she would be departing for NBC. Fox News has held a regular lead over it’s competition in the ratings with the departure of it’s main tent pole program that lead could be at risk.