Geraldo Rivera announced he quit his job at Fox News after a 23-year career with the network.
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Rivera announced it on Twitter alongside a video of him on a boat.
“Rumpy day on the North Atlantic. Anyway, I got kicked out of @The five so I left Fox,” Rivera wrote. “After 23 years, tomorrow Fox and Friends might be my last appearance on the network. Thanks for the memories.”
Bumpy day on the North Atlantic. Anyway, I got fired from @The five so I left Fox. After 23 years, tomorrow Fox and Friends might be my last appearance on the network. Thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/74Qgalz8sF
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 29, 2023
In the video, Rivera told his fans, “I won’t be on ‘The Five’ this week because he was “fired” from the program.
“And, as a result of that, I left Fox,” he concluded. “So I’ll have more to say about that on ‘Fox & Friends’ tomorrow morning. Thank you.”
Rivera later said daily beast that his video “summarizes”, adding that he is not “angry with anyone” and that he is “looking forward to the next adventure”.
“It was a tough race, but it was also an exhilarating adventure that lasted several years,” he said. The Associated Press. “I hope this isn’t my last adventure.”
A Fox spokesperson has since said Daily mail“We have come to an amicable conclusion with Geraldo over the past few weeks and we look forward to celebrating him tomorrow on Fox & Friends which will be his last appearance on the network.”
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“I’m leaving Fox”
Rivera further explained her decision to quit during her “Fox & Friends” appearance on Friday morning.
“I’m leaving Fox,” Rivera said, according to Yahoo News. “I got kicked out of ‘The Five’ so I said, ‘Well, I might as well quit completely’, and so I quit and today is my last day. I want to go, though. , without thinking about those things. I want to leave thinking about how wonderful everyone has been to me over the past 23 years.
A video montage was later released in honor of Rivera’s stint on FoxNews.
“I’m honored, I love Fox, I love the folks at Fox, I always will,” Rivera said afterwards. “I will never let anyone separate us, but I am beyond grateful. It’s so touching, I love you for it. THANKS.”
“I was treated like family here,” he added. “We have become a family.”
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Fox News hosts praise Rivera
The Fox News hosts were quick to gush over Rivera after learning of his departure.
“Congratulations on an incredible career, very few people achieve one name status, you did,” said Pete Hegseth, and Bret Baier added, “Since you were on the front line in Afghanistan, at some of these transfers from “The Five”, and still seeing photos of your family, I wish you the best. Stay in touch, I’ll see you on the road.
“Geraldo, you fierce animal, I love you,” Jesse Watters said. Sean Hannity chimed in to add, “You were one of the greatest broadcasters of all time. You and I will always be friends and brothers. I love you.”
Geraldo Rivera’s long career at Fox News appears to be coming to an end:
Geraldo Rivera has called Fox News home since he left CNBC in 2001 to join the cable outlet as an ostensible war correspondent. Rivera said in a Twitter video post Thursday that he was leaving Fox News.
– Goodbye Geraldo pic.twitter.com/TpOyixLCXE
— Dr. Jeff Rabinowitz (Voted Blue In 2022) 🇺🇦 (@rxjef77) June 30, 2023
Rivera is due to turn 80 on July 4. He has long been considered a controversial figure at Fox News, so his departure will be good news for many fans of the network.
It remains to be seen what “adventure” Rivera will have next.
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