Brazile has joined ABC News and Juan Williams will remain a FOX News contributor based in Washington, DC.
Two big changes took place on the FOX News channel this week with little fanfare. Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile left her role as a contributor, and liberal journalist Juan Williams stepped down from the panel show ‘The Five.’
You have to wonder if the network is still feeling the effects of anger from former fans after the 2020 election.
In both cases, the changes were made amicably. Brazile says she left of her own accord.
Jordan Lancaster reported at the Daily Caller:
Donna Brazile Has Left Fox News: Report
Former Democratic party chairwoman Donna Brazile quietly left Fox News last week, the New York Times reported Friday.
Brazile was hired by the network in 2019 as a liberal analyst. She praised the Black Lives Matter movement and has criticized former President Donald Trump, which was often a departure from the views of other commentators. She quietly joined ABC as a commentator last week, according to the report.
.@donnabrazile has left Fox News. She tells me “Fox never censored my views in any way," but "I’ve accomplished what I wanted at Fox News.” The network had hoped to keep her.
Another Fox liberal, Juan Williams, is out at "The Five" but staying at network https://t.co/0y04MmRDGC
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) May 28, 2021
Juan Williams announced his departure from The Five on the air, explaining that he has opted to remain in Washington, DC now that the show is going back to broadcasting in-person from the network’s studios in New York.
Jordan Williams reported at The Hill:
Juan Williams announces he’s leaving ‘The Five’
Juan Williams, liberal co-host of Fox News’s “The Five,” announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the show.
Williams, who is also a columnist for The Hill, made the announcement during the “One More Thing” segment of the show. He said he decided to stay in Washington, D.C., when the show resumes filming at its studio at Fox News Media’s headquarters in New York City.
The Five is set to begin filming from headquarters again on June 1.
“COVID taught me a lot of lessons. As the show goes back to the New York studio, I’ll be staying in D.C.,” Williams said.
You can watch Juan’s announcement below:
Juan Williams announces that today is his last day hosting The Five. He will stay in DC as the show moves to NYC and continue his work as a Fox News analyst. pic.twitter.com/vRlJR4ZNEp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 26, 2021
The Five is one of the highest rated shows on cable news, which makes me wonder if there is more at play in Juan’s exit than we are being told.
I watch the show pretty regularly and Juan’s Trump Derangement Syndrome sometimes forced me to change the channel. Now that he is staying at the DC studio permanently, I expect he will have a greater presence on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, which is a better fit for his views.DONATE
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