Sunday, May 19, 2024

Another Fox News Exit: Juliet Huddy Abruptly Leaves After 20 “Challenging” Years


Greta van Susteren isn’t the only female to pull up anchor at Fox News this week.

My old pal Juliet Huddy left, too. She went abruptly from her latest post at Fox 5 New York. She’d been with the network for two decades.


Huddy had been a star at the Fox News network, but as time went on she was moved to local Fox 5 before fading out. She was very popular with the TV audience, and I always thought one of the real talents at the network.

But today she exited with little explanation except this one, posted on Twitter. Website said she was Roger Ailes’s “goddaughter” but Huddy denies it, and I never heard that. She calls it “an urban myth.”

julet huddyJuliet most definitely won’t talk, and it sounds from her text to me that she’s probably been gagged by a confidentiality agreement. Her exit simultaneous to Ailes’s $20 million settlement with Gretchen Carlson, and Greta’s departure, would be some coincidence.

She calls the last 20 years “my most challenging,” and I’ll bet they were.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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