Whoa: ANOTHER high profile host at Fox is GONE

There has been no shortage of high-profile departures and firings over at Fox News over the past year: Gretchen Carlson, Andrew Tantaros, Bob Beckel, Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren, Eric Bolling, and co-president Bill Shine, among others.

Npw Meaghan McCain is the latest to confirm her exit. Variety broke the news, reporting that Meghan McCain, the political scion who turned a stint as a blogger and TV show host into a role as a contributor at Fox News Channel, is leaving the network.

She was seen on Fox News as one of the co-hosts on “Outnumbered,” an afternoon program that added a different male guest each day to a rotating group of female contributors.

“Meghan has been a valuable part of ‘Outnumbered’ and the Fox News team,” the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said in a statement. “We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best.”

“I’m so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on ‘Outnumbered,’ but I’m leaving to focus on other things,” McCain said in a statement. “I have no doubt the show will continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success.”

Meghan McCain has enjoyed a steady line of interesting media gigs over the last several years. She first garnered broader notice by blogging about life on the campaign trail. From there, she became a contributor to both The Daily Beast and MSNBC. In 2013, she snared a role as a host on a few programs that aired on Pivot, a now-defunct cable network that aimed to reach millennial viewers. McCain has written a campaign memoir, “Dirty Sexy Politics,” as well as “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom,” a collaboration with comedian Michael Ian Black. She has described herself as a Republican who holds liberal views on several social issues.

She joined Fox News in the summer of 2015.

Like her father, Meghan had a sizable base of Republican detractors who viewed her as a RINO. Are you happy to see her out, or did Fox lose more talent? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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