Fox News Doesn’t Renew Sarah Palin’s Contract

AP

Fox News has cut ties with former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) who served as a contributor for the network, Politico reported Wednesday.

Palin, who will continue to make appearances on the network, did not have her contributor contract renewed after it expired on June 1, Politico reported.

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed to Politico that the network had amicably parted with the outspoken Palin.

According to Politico, Palin made frequent appearances when she was at the peak of her popularity. Fox seemed so committed to the partnership that they reportedly installed a camera in her home for the purpose of her appearances.

Politico reported that Palin’s departure was a result of her diminished relevancy and the time difference with Alaska, which often complicated her appearances on the network.

This departure is not Palin’s first from the network.

Palin started working for the network as a paid contributor in 2009. In August 2012, Palin complained publicly that Fox had “cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight.” She was released from the network in January 2013 but was asked back in June of that year.

h/t Mediaite

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