Hugely popular radio and podcast host Dan Bongino confirmed on Thursday he had parted ways with Fox News.
The former Secret Service agent and New York City police officer made the announcement on his podcast on Thursday, explaining that the network had been good to him over the last ten years, but the recent contract negotiations came up short.
Bongino hosted the popular Saturday evening show on the flagship network called “Unfiltered,” His “Canceled in the USA” ran on the network’s subscription-based Fox Nation.
“The show ending last week was tough. It’s not some big conspiracy theory, I promise you,” Bongino said.
“There’s no acrimony,” he added.
“We just couldn’t come to terms on an extension. That’s really it.”
“I really enjoyed myself there. They were good for me for ten years,” he continued.
“It’s a sad day. They did give me the opportunity to do one last show, I don’t want you to think they showed me the door. That’s on me, not on them, but I thought it was best to go this way for now.”
Fox News also provided a statement on Dan Bongino leaving the network, saying, “We thank Dan for his contributions and wish him success in his future endeavors.”
Bongino’s exit will be a significant loss for Fox News; his Saturday show regularly topped the ratings, taking the top spot in prime time for the first quarter of 2023.
“We were the number one show 90 percent of the time. We had a great team,” Bongino agreed; he is assuring audience that his departure was solely the result of failed contract negotiations.
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