Things, they are a'changin
Well, it's been a heck of a year. In this season of change for me, here's another one!
Today, I'm happy to announce a bit of a twist in my career. I'll be joining the team at CNN as a CNN Political Commentator! I am excited about the future and the new team I'll be getting to know, and I'm elated to work with my friends S.E. Cupp, Amanda Carpenter, and Margaret Hoover. Not a bad crowd to run with, ladies.
But transition never comes without some tough good-byes.
It has been a professional honor and a personal pleasure to work at Fox News as a contributor for the last eight years. Over that period of time, I have forged friendships and built relationships with so many of my colleagues, both on and off the air. I am especially grateful to the entire team at The O'Reilly Factor, with whom I've worked — week in and week out — since the very beginning. I've often said that sparring regularly with Bill O'Reilly is the best communications boot camp on the planet. I am truly thankful to have been a part of Bill's massively successful program for such a long period of time, and that he gave me a shot so young. I especially loved my pairing with my friend Juan Williams, who is a class act.
From on-air hosts like Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer, Neil Cavuto, Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren, Dana Perino, Jenna Lee, and Kennedy to dozens of producers and bookers across two networks, to millions of wonderful, devoted viewers, to a first-rate team of executives, Fox has been my television family for virtually my entire public career. And never was the word "family" more applicable than in the aftermath of the personal tragedy my family suffered last fall. My colleagues at Fox could not have been kinder, more responsive, or more generous in my darkest hours. Their on-air and behind-the-scenes prayer and love for us were invaluable.
I am thrilled to be joining CNN's terrific political team. And, my friends at Fox will always have a very special place in my heart. So from the bottom of that heart, thank you.
I hope to see all of you around town, and Juan and I will continue to argue— just at baseball games instead of on TV.