Skip to comments.Alan Colmes to Depart Top Rated Hannity & Colmes
Posted on 11/24/2008 10:36:20 AM PST by DCBryan1
FOX News Channels (FNC) Alan Colmes will relinquish his role as co-host of Hannity & Colmes at the end of the year.
In announcing his decision, Colmes said, I approached Bill Shine (FNCs Senior Vice President of Programming) earlier this year about wanting to move on after 12 years to develop new and challenging ways to contribute to the growth of the network. Although its bittersweet to leave one of the longest marriages on cable news, Im proud that both Sean (Hannity) and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years.
Colmes will continue to have a presence on FNC as he will serve as a liberal commentator on a variety of FOX News programming, including Foxnews.coms The Strategy Room and continue hosting his radio program, The Alan Colmes Show on FOX Talk, a division of FOX News Radio. He will also begin developing a weekend program.
Shine said, Were very sorry to see Alan reach this decision but we understand his desire to seek other creative challenges in his career. We value his incredible hard work in making Hannity & Colmes the most successful debate program on cable news and were going to miss him on the show. Thankfully, he will begin developing a weekend pilot for us.
FOX News Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Roger Ailes added, Alan is one of the key reasons why FOX News has been such a remarkable success. Were sad to see him leave the program but we look forward to his ongoing contributions to the network.
Hannity & Colmes is the only FNC program which has remained in the same timeslot for 12 years, catapulting to number one in 2003 and never relinquishing the top spot. The second highest-rated program in cable news behind only The OReilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes averaged 3.3 million viewers nightly for the Nielsen month of October and is poised to mark 60 consecutive months at number one at the end of November.
Hannity added, Not only has Alan been a remarkable co-host, hes been a great friend which is rare in this industry Ill genuinely miss sparring with such a skillful debate partner.
Throughout his 12 year tenure on Hannity & Colmes, Colmes has interviewed numerous key political figures, including: President Elect Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), DNC Chairman Howard Dean and former Vice President Al Gore.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, entertainment and business news. For nearly seven years, FNC has been the most watched cable news channel in the nation. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes.
BRING IN KIRSTEN POWERS!! MUCH EASIER ON THE EYES!
That’s great news.
Just don’t bring in Bob Beckel. That guy is insufferable.
But where ever will they find another leftist idiot to take his place? /s
Obama must have hired him to fill the equivalent role of Baghdad Bob in his administration.
They finally going to bury the corpse?
Liberal commentator, I guess he means reading the media matter stories is what is meant by commentary. I always thought you had to actually think to be a commentator.
Alan, don’t let the door hit you in the ass:-()
oh no, how will sean replace the 2 viewers that tune in to hear alans opinion?
I hope the doorknob gets perminatly stuck in his backside!
ZORAK is gone???????............
Don’t let the door hit you in the a@@ on the way out Alan. He’s the reason I don’t watch that show.
I could never stand that man.
Its Hannity and Beckel time! LOL
Don’t worry, there are plenty looking for the job of Village Idiot.
He’d enjoy it......
That’s great news
Oh come on Hannity- Alan is a “skillful debate partner”???
Here is my translation: Shine said: Alan, you are out. You have been a joke on H&C and your time is up. How do you want to hand the PR?
He’d probably like that!
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