Thursday, April 7, 2011

Glenn Beck Stepping Down From Fox News TV Spot

FOX News and Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that they will team to produce a slate of projects for FOX News Channel and FOX News' digital properties.

Beck will "transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year" to pursue the new opportunities, FOX News said in a press release announcing the agreement.

“Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News, said in the release.

Joel Cheatwood, SVP/Development at FOX News, will be joining Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts.

“I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and FOX News," Beck said in the release. "I cannot repay Roger for the lessons I’ve learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership."

"Glenn Beck" began airing on FOX News in 2009 and has been one of the top rated programs on cable, averaging over 2.2 million total viewers during its run.

About Mercury Radio Arts

Mercury Radio Arts is Glenn Beck’s fully integrated multi-media production company. Mercury produces or co-produces all Glenn Beck related properties including The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third highest-rated radio show, Beck’s New York Times bestselling books, his live stage-show business, destination website, and news and information service Founded in 2002, Mercury has a full time staff of 50 employees and is based in New York, NY.

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