TV news anchor Greta Van Susteren tweeted she was “out” at MSNBC, the cable news channel she joined earlier this year after she left Fox News, where she had worked since 2002.
“I am out at MSNBC”, she wrote.
Van Susteren’s new show premiered in January, several months after she was taken off the air at Fox, where she had worked for over a decade, amid a hard contract renegotiation. Van Susteren was a square peg in a round hole, and Ari Melber will be a better fit in MSNBC’s weeknight lineup. Melber is the network’s chief legal correspondent and host of the weekend show The Point. The network confirmed it, and said she will be replaced at the 6 p.m. hour by a show hosted by Ari Melber.
“MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have chose to part ways”, Griffin wrote.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin informed staff about the change in a memo Thursday afternoon.
Like every other cable news outlet, MSNBC has enjoyed a significant boon in ratings during the Trump administration, even outpacing its competitors in growth in many time slots.
UPDATE: John Cole, husband to Van Susteren confirms to CNN that the parting was not mutual, saying “They let her go” and “We’re working out contract issues now”.