Geraldo Rivera says he 'quit' Fox News after being removed from show

 June 30, 2023

Geraldo Rivera announced his upcoming departure from Fox News after being fired from "The Five."

Rivera shared the news in a Twitter post on Thursday ahead of his final program.

Final days

"After 23 years tomorrow Fox and Friends could be my last appearance on the network," Rivera captioned a video he posted on the platform. "Thanks for the memories."

"Rivera was cruising in the water off Jones Beach, heading toward the World Trade Center, when he filmed the video. He claimed he was attempting to beat the holiday rush hour traffic in New York," the Washington Examiner added.

The controversy

"The liberal co-host has been part of a rotation that has gone on since January 2022, along with former Rep. Harold Ford and commentator Jessica Tarlov, according to the Daily Mail," the Post Millennial reported.

"Last month, Rivera suddenly announced that several of his scheduled showings for The Five had been canceled. He notably had not been on the network since April 21, the exact day Fox News announced it was parting ways with popular commentator Tucker Carlson," it continued.

The initial report

Rivera initially tweeted that he would be leaving "The Five" but appeared to be staying at the network in other roles.

"Morning, it’s official, I’m off @TheFive. My last scheduled show appearances are Thursday and Friday June 29th and 30th," he tweeted earlier this month.

"It’s been a great run and I appreciate having had the opportunity. Being odd man out isn’t always easy. For the time being, I’m still Correspondent at Large," he added.

Rivera's departure is part of a major shakeup at Fox News that also saw Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino out shortly after a settlement between the network and Dominion Voting Systems over defamation claims related to the 2020 election.

The network continues to remain strong in ratings for now but many wonder whether Fox News will continue to remain loyal to its conservative roots.

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