Fox found out on Friday that they were facing another departure from their news team.
Fox anchor Jenna Lee announced that she had decided to leave the network.
From Free Beacon:
Fox News anchor Jenna Lee on Friday made a surprise announcement that she was leaving the network after spending a decade on the air, Mediaite reports.
“After 10 years, I’ve decided it’s time for a change and I’ve chosen to leave Fox News, so today is my last day,” Lee told the audience at the end of her 2 p.m. broadcast. “I’m not one for long goodbyes, but I didn’t want to leave without telling you it’s been an honor and a privilege, a true privilege to serve as your anchor and I’m truly grateful for that.”
She thanked her co-workers.
“We’ve been together like a family through so many life milestones and also with some incredible stories over the last decade and they mean so much to me. They are gems, and this place would not be the same without them,” Lee said.
Lee urged people to follow her on social media platforms because she had “big plans” for the future.
“I love being a journalist, and I believe it’s what I’m called to do. And I have some really big ideas on how to better serve you in that particular arena and the time is now for that. So I can’t wait to tell you more about it, so join me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook… and let’s talk. Because it’s not over, it’s just beginning,” Lee said.
Fox News’ president Jay Wallace said they were grateful for her contributions and wished her well.
Jenna Lee started with Fox Business in 2007 and has been an anchor on “Happening Now” since 2010.
She’s also written a book with her Navy SEAL husband, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win,” which became a New York Times bestseller.
People who had worked with her at Fox wished her well.
Sad to hear that @JennaLeeUSA is leaving Fox.A classy young lady, total pro as journalist, and genuinely nice person. Heartfelt best wishes.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 2, 2017
I cannot express how much I'm going to miss @JennaLeeUSA such a remarkable person, journalist and friend.
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 2, 2017
— Jon Scott (@JonScottFNC) June 2, 2017
— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) June 2, 2017
No replacement has yet been named.