Fox Declines to Renew Contracts for Several Contributors
Fox News will be adding some contributors and letting some contributors go.
The Hill reports:
Fox News has declined to renew contributor contracts for longtime political commentator George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash, according to a network spokesperson.
Will, 75, is a Pulitzer-winning conservative columnist who was with ABC from 1981-2011 before coming to Fox in 2013.
In June of 2016, he declared he was leaving the Republican party because of Donald Trump, a decision the then-nominee appeared to embrace.
In 2015 and 2016, Will had periodically feuded with the network’s highest-rated host, Bill O’Reilly, with Will once stating that O’Reilly’s best-selling book, “Killing Reagan” was “nonsensical” and “The Factor” host calling Will “a hack” in a subsequent interview.
Dash was signed by Fox in 2014 and was primarily seen on the afternoon news discussion program, “Outnumbered.” The 50-year-old Republican is best known for her co-starring role in the 1995 comedy, “Clueless.”
Political strategist Ed Rollins, 73, was a political commentator for CNN before jumping to Fox in 2011. He’s primarily known for serving as national campaign director for the successful Reagan-Bush 1984 campaign and currently co-chairs the pro–Trump Great America PAC.
Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb, 86, and syndicated columnist and radio commentator Cal Thomas, 74, also did not have their contracts renewed by the network.
On Friday, Fox announced the signing of former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage as a contributor.
Farage is a major backer of Brexit and outspoken supporter of President Trump.
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