Greta Van Susteren won’t be going On the Record Tuesday. The Fox News anchor has abruptly left the cable network effective immediately.
UPDATE: Van Susteren has released the following statement social media accounts:
From my Facebook page pic.twitter.com/9kZdRVjViZ
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 6, 2016
“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. Senior political analyst Brit Hume will temporarily host her 7 pm program On the Record, with Abernethy and Shine referring to him as “the ideal choice to host a nightly political program while the most dynamic and captivating election in recent history unfolds.”
Word of Van Susteren’s departure follows an earlier announcement by Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox confirming that it has settled Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former chairman and CEO Roger Ailes for $20 million. She had been with the network since 2002.