Eric Burns Out at Fox News Watch

By SteveK 

Johnny Dollar spoke with Eric Burns, host of Fox News Watch, regarding his FNC contract. As Inside Cable News reported yesterday, Burns’ contract will not be renewed and he’ll be leaving the network this spring. An FNC spokesperson confirms to TVNewser that Burns’ contract has not been renewed, and the newly revamped show will likely be on sometime this spring.

“Fox News has told me that my contract will be terminated within the next 2 months, perhaps sooner. I was given no reason,” Burns told Johnny Dollar. “I have no theory, none, why they are getting rid of me. Although I heard rumors, I have never heard reasons.”

Burns has hosted the show since 1998. Last weekend, Fox News Watch was the highest rated cable show in Total Viewers and was the #2 show (behind Fox & Friends Weekend) in the A25-45 demo.

> Update: A Fox News spokesperson clarified to TVNewser that Burns had a contributor agreement, not a talent contract.