On inauguration day NPR’s David Folkenflik reported that a number of Fox News contributors would not be returning to the network, among them George Will who was a longtime fixture on ABC News before joining FNC in 2013. In 2015, Will and FNC host Bill O’Reilly had a very public spat related to O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan.
Also, media analyst Cal Thomas who has been with the FNC since launch in 1997, is out. The contributor contracts for GOP political analyst Ed Rollins and former New York Sen. Al D’Amato also weren’t renewed.
And Stacy Dash, the actress-turned-commentator who joined in 2014, was last seen on the network in September when her contract expired.
On Friday, the network announced it was bringing on Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP who is considered the architect of Brexit.