Glenn Beck: I will be leaving New York City

By Chris Ariens 

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Glenn Beck wrapped up a week of road shows in Albany last night and it appears Beck is not only leaving Fox News, he’s also leaving the New York area.

Beck says he’s sold his Connecticut mansion, which had been listed for more than a year. Leaving New York is something he’s hinted at on his radio show, but this is more of a confirmation of his future plans.

Beck also outlined his post-Fox News future — for his company, and himself. According to Joe Brooks of Mercury Radio Arts is going to develop a research department “that will utilize the idle brains that we have — retired CIA and military,” Beck says. “What you are about to see in a few months is a new way to communicate with each other,” Beck predicted, adding that he’s going to “build a way to deliver news directly to the youth of America.” Much of that work will likely be headed up by Joel Cheatwood whose last day at Fox News was April 8 and who is now EVP at Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts.

“The last thing I will be doing,” said Beck to the Albany crowd, “I will be leaving New York City. As we build new media I’m not building it in New York.”

While Beck may be relocating, TVNewser has learned Mercury Radio Arts, with its more than 50 employees, will continue to have its New York office.