Per POLITICO, Fox News’ on-air senior correspondent Adam Housley has decided to leave the channel because he disapproved of on-air discussions, according to former Fox News employees with knowledge of his situation. Housely reportedly left the network over the direction and tone of the news channel.
Housley, who joined Fox in 2001 out of Los Angeles, disputed the story.
According to POLITICO, Housely confided in other former employees that it is difficult to get “hard reporting” on air because of the network’s focus on Trump and its number of political commentators.
His public comments on his departure have struck a very different tone.
Shocking. My leaving Fox News quickly gets political on Twitter. Yep..the sad world we live in. I’m sure gonna enjoy that glass of wine while the polarized in this country duke it out. Maybe one day…one day we can find common ground first rather than just call names
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) August 24, 2018
Housely said in a statement: “I could not be more proud of the journalism I did at the network, from war zones, to tsunamis, to watching miners pulled from the ground in Chile, I am grateful for the extraordinary opportunities to have a front seat to history and cover news all over the world. A huge thank you to the many Fox employees, especially behind the scenes, who have supported me every step of the way. We are friends for life.”
Jay Wallace, Fox News president issued a statement on Thursday which read, in part:
“We thank Adam for his many years of service — his passion for storytelling, professionalism and dedication to journalism made our reporting stand out on countless stories throughout his tenure. We wish him and his family the very best,”