Jenna Lee Is Leaving Fox News

By Chris Ariens 

Jenna Lee is leaving Fox News Channel.

Lee, whose contract expires today, signed off at the end of FNC’s 2 p.m. hour. “I’ve decided it’s time for a change and have chosen to leave Fox News. I love being a journalist. I believe it’s what I’m called to do,” she said, adding, “I have some really big ideas on how to better serve you in that particular arena.”

“This was a difficult decision for me and I’m very grateful for the opportunities that the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network have afforded me,” said Lee in a statement. “It has truly been a privilege serving our viewers.”

Lee joined Fox has one of the original anchors of Fox Business Network. Lee and FBN’s Nicole Petallides were the co-hosts of the first-ever FBN broadcast on Oct. 15, 2007.

In July, 2010 Lee moved to Fox News to be the co-anchor of Happening Now. During her 10 years at Fox, Lee got married and gave birth, twice.

“We are grateful for Jenna’s many contributions to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network throughout her 10 years here. She is a talented journalist and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors,” said Jay Wallace, FNC’s president of news.

No replacement has been named for Lee as co-anchor of the 11 p.m. hour of Happening Now. The 2 p.m. hour of America’s News HQ is also seeking a full time anchor. It’s been vacant since Gretchen Carlson left 11 months ago.