Fox News political analyst Juan Williams announced on Wednesday he is leaving “The Five” program.
Williams also added he will remain on board with Fox News. Instead of appearing regularly on “The Five” as the program returns to New York, he will stay in Washington, D.C., as a senior political analyst.
“It’s time now for One More Thing and I have an announcement,” Williams said, as reported by the Daily Caller.
Williams to Remain in D.C.
“This is my last day hosting The Five. COVID taught me a lot of lessons. As the show goes back to the New York studio, I’ll be staying in D.C.”
“I will be working for Fox out of Washington,” he added. “My work as a Fox News political analyst will continue.”
Megan Albano, vice president of “The Five,” confirmed in a statement to The Hill that Williams left to live closer to family.
“As Juan Williams announced on air today, he will be leaving The Five to live in Washington, DC full time. We are incredibly grateful for his commitment to the show and its success over the last several years,” Albano said.
A Personal Battle with COVID-19
Williams personally faced COVID-19 in December. “The Five” returned to remote broadcasts after a previous brief return to New York.
The co-host showed gratitude to viewers during his final broadcast.
“You know it’s been going on seven years since I have been a daily host of this show,” Williams said during “The Five.”
“The show’s popularity has grown every single year, so thank you. Thank you so much, to you, the viewers. Thank you.”
Williams will remain with the network, but many will be interested to see who Fox News will choose as his replacement on the program. The charismatic host was well-known for his comments, leaving a large spot for any future spokesperson.