FIRED: 30 Polarizing News Anchors and Their Controversial Exits

By Sarah Norman | September 2, 2023

Tucker Carlson

Over the years, many high-profile news anchors have been let go from their positions due to a range of controversies. Whether it's because of personal scandals, inappropriate behavior, or contentious statements, these departures have sparked debate and controversy among viewers and colleagues alike. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most prominent news anchors who were fired, including Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly, Dan Rather, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Chris Cuomo.

We will examine the reasons behind their departures and the impact it had on their careers and the media landscape as a whole. Whether you agree or disagree with their views, these firings represent a significant moment in the history of journalism and are worth discussing. So, continue reading to learn more about these controversial news anchors and their legacies.

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Fox News has announced that they were cutting ties with Tucker Carlson, the right-wing extremist who hosted the network’s highly rated 8 pm hour on Monday, April 24, a decision that was shocking to many. According to CNN, Carlson was informed of the decision on Monday morning.

Unlike traditional farewells, Carlson did not receive a final show to bid goodbye to his viewers. Instead, his last program on Fox News was aired on Friday, April 21. This announcement comes a week after the network settled a giant defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million. The lawsuit was filed over the network’s dissemination of false information about the 2020 Presidential election.

During his tenure at the network, Carlson was a major promoter of conspiracy theories and radical rhetoric. He frequently cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and promoted unfounded conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccines.

Don Lemon

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CNN news anchor Don Lemon was terminated from his position at the network shortly after his morning broadcast on Monday, April 24. The decision comes after Lemon made a series of remarks in February 2023 about women and aging that were widely criticized as sexist. The incident caused a national uproar and even garnered a public reprimand from CNN CEO Chris Licht.

In a pair of dueling statements, CNN and Lemon offered contrasting views of the event. CNN's Licht stated:

CNN and Don have parted ways. Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors.

Meanwhile, Lemon wrote:

I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network.