Fox News host Jedediah Bila announces departure, hints at ‘next adventure’

Fox News Channel is losing one of its most prominent weekend faces.

According to statements by the cable news network and Jedediah Bila, the Fox & Friends Weekend co-host is no longer associated with Fox News.

“Deeply grateful”

A network source confirmed the news on Friday, explaining: “We have mutually and amicably parted ways with Jedediah Bila and wish her all the best.”

In a tweet the same day, Bila expressed thanks for “the Fox News reporters, anchors, contributors, and producers who have been an absolute pleasure to work with these last two years.”

She added that she is “deeply grateful” for the support of viewers. As for a potential replacement, the Fox News spokesperson said a new co-host “will be named soon.”

Bila’s history with the network dates back to her contributor status in 2013. After leaving for a brief stint as a co-host of ABC’s The View, she returned in 2019 to co-host the weekend morning show. She had attracted some attention for voicing views contrary to other prominent network commentators, including criticism of former President Donald Trump.

In Saturday morning’s coverageOutnumbered co-host Emily Compagno filled in for Bila alongside co-hosts Pete Hegseth and Will Cain.

What happens next

Early reports offered scant details about the reason behind the split, but Bila concluded her statement by mentioning her “next adventure” and expressing excitement “for what’s to come.”

As Newsweek noted in an update, her upcoming venture includes the publication of a motherhood-themed book later this year. Dear Hartley, Letters to My Son is slated for release in November and its title references her son, who will be turning 2 around the time the book is released.

“He is already the light of our lives and has the gentlest spirit,” Bila said of her son with husband Jeremy Scher. “We are so filled with love for him.”

Just 10 weeks after he was born, she tweeted that he had already taught her more about herself than she “learned in the decades before he was born.”

It remains to be seen whether Fox News Channel’s viewers will put down money for Bila’s upcoming publication, but she did find some success in 2018 with another personal book, #DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life.

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