Former Fox News Host — and Roger Ailes’ Goddaughter — Juliet Huddy Leaves Fox Affiliate
Juliet Huddy formerly of Fox News announced this morning that she would be leaving her interim gig at WNYW’s Good Day, a Fox affiliate local to New York City.
Huddy began working for Fox in Jacksonville before moving on to Fox News in New York, occasionally filling in on the network’s Fox & Friends morning show, and is the goddaughter of former network embattled Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
Huddy’s bio is already scrubbed from the network’s site, and her Twitter bio makes no reference to her time with Fox. However, despite not being on the show this morning in her normal duties, Huddy returned to the set to say her final goodbye and receive congratulations from her colleagues, admitting that it was finally the time to move on.
“I finally — after years of working in television — understand what it feels to be connected to a community,” she said this morning on air. “It is time for me now to move on.”
The move comes the day after Fox settled with Gretchen Carlson, a former anchor who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes, for the amount of $20 million. Also yesterday it was announced that longtime anchor Greta Van Susteren would be leaving the network abruptly after fourteen years.
Huddy noted that she would be spending much of her time writing a book and devoting more for her “beloved music coverage.” And just as Van Susteren noted yesterday in a post to Facebook, Huddy made note to suggest that “perhaps some day soon,” she would return to broadcast television.
Following Ailes’ ouster from Fox News last month, Huddy took to Twitter to offer her support for the outgoing Chairman:
Thank you, Roger Ailes for being a wonderful boss and mentor. I will always appreciate what you’ve done for me. Again, THANK YOU.
— Juliet Huddy (@JulietHuddyTV) July 21, 2016
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