Fox News confirmed that the network has “parted ways”with anchor Leland Vittert, an anchor that former President Donald Trump has problems with, the Blaze reported.
Fox made the announcement on Friday in a statement where they did not indicate why Vittert was no longer employed with the network:
“We have mutually and amicably parted ways with Leland Vittert,” said a Fox News spokeswoman in an emailed statement to The Hill. Neither the former Fox News employee nor the network itself responded to The Hill’s request for comment on why the anchor wasn’t with the network anymore.
According to Mediaite, this move comes months after Vettert stopped appearing on-air at Fox News network, which happened abruptly in January of this year. Vetter’s Twitter also stopped sending tweets near the beginning of the year.
The former Fox News anchor made headlines for himself when he was criticized by former President Donald Trump for reportedly being biased.
Vittert and two of his coworkers drew the former president’s ire, causing him to tweet, “Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN prior to their ratings collapse? In any event, that’s where they should be working, along with their lowest-rated anchor, Shepard Smith!” he added.
Vittert worked as a war correspondent for Fox News for numerous years, covering Libya, Egypt, and Israel.
Fox News’ ratings and social media presence has suffered since late in 2020 when they were accused of bias by conservatives due to their 2020 presidential election coverage.
Many of the farthest to the right have migrated to smaller, competing networks such as One America News Network and Newsmax.