Former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin has parted ways with Fox News as was confirmed by the network yesterday. FNC Programming EVP Bill Shine said in a statement about the Fox News Analyst “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
While working as a Fox News Analyst, Palin was reportedly paid more than $1 million a year and FNC built her a studio in her Wasilla home so that she was not hassled by moving or a commute.
The relationship between Palin and the FNC has been strained over the past year. In late August, Pail went on her Facebook to express her frustration with the FNC over removing her as a talking head for Fox’s coverage of the GOP convention. In her post she said “I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.” Fox News said in response that she was removed over a scheduling issue and it was not done to intentionally slight Palin.
According to a source close to both Fox and Palin, the parting between the two is amicable and Fox and Palin simply decided not to renew her contract so that she could pursue other avenues.