The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate will no longer be on Fox News Channel, the network confirmed today. “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” FNC Programming EVP Bill Shine said in a statement. Sarah Palin has been a frequent contributor to Fox News since 2009.
Not only did the News Corp-owned network reportedly pay Palin more than $1 million a year, but FNC even built a studio in her Wasilla home so the former Alaska governor could work from there. However, the relationship was not always ruffle-free. On August 29 last year, Palin took to her Facebook page to complain about FNC removing her as a talking head for the network’s GOP convention coverage. Fox News said later it was a scheduling issue and not a slight. Palin showed up on Sean Hannity’s show the next night.
Fox News wasn’t Palin’s only post-political TV venue. She also starred in the Mark Burnett-produced reality series Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC for one low-rated season. She also appeared on NBC’s Today and was a guest host and in the audience when her daughter Bristol was on Dancing With The Stars.
Fox News recently re-signed Karl Rove to a multiyear contract and added liberal former Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.
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