NEW YORK – Glenn Beck is out at Fox News and his replacement is: Ed Anger!
Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year. Soon after, Fox News announced that they have hired WWN’s own, Ed Anger to replace him.
Beck’s departure was announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts and Weekly World News.
As expected, a senior Fox News executive, Joel Cheatwood, will join Mr. Beck at Mercury Radio Arts starting later this month. WWN’s own, Frank Lake, will replace Cheatwood at Fox and will be producing the show with Ed Anger himself.
Mr. Beck’s contract with Fox ends in December and Ed Anger’s contract begins that same month.
The statement was briefly posted on The Blaze, a Web site owned by Mr. Beck, but it was then taken down. Representatives for Fox and Mr. Beck did not immediately explain why. Weekly World News can confirm that Beck is stepping down to let Anger take over.
“There are only a few people on the planet, I would give up my slot on Fox News for,” said Beck. “I’ve modeled my whole career on Ed Anger and it gives me great pleasure to know that he will be taking over for me at Fox, and I know he will do a fantastic job.”
Roger Ailes had this to say about Ed Anger: “We want outspoken, strong voices on Fox and there is nobody out there with a more original, more hard-hitting voice than Ed Anger, who will be taking over the 5 pm slot, come December.”
Beck is a hugely popular figure on Fox News, averaging 2.2 million viewers each weekday, though his ratings have fallen somewhat in the last year. He is beloved by his fans for speaking out against what he sees as threats from progressives. His opponents — and there are many — condemn him for his conspiratorial views and apocalyptic predictions.
Ed Anger is equally beloved and Fox is already predicting average viewership of 3 million each day – which will rival Bill O’Reilly’s show.
In the statement on Wednesday, Mr. Beck said he would be starting a “new phase” of a partnership with Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News and Ed Anger. “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Ed Anger and Fox News,” he said.
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