9 Year Fox News Veteran Resigns — Allegedly ‘Uncomfortable with the direction’ Of Company
Over the course of the last couple of months we’ve seen a number of Fox News employees step away from their jobs because of qualms they have had with the company. Today we got word that a 9 year veteran of the organization has announced his resignation.
Jerusalem-based Fox News correspondent Conor Powell made a post on Facebook announcing his resignation, before removing that post this morning. The now-deleted post read:
“After nearly 9 years I have decided to resign from Fox News. Those of you who have spoken to me in recent months, you will understand why I am leaving FNC. To my many friends at the channel I wish you the best of luck. If anyone knows of any jobs in media and journalism please contact me. Atia, Arian and I will be back in the USA in the coming days.”
While Powell did not give any additional details in this post, sources told The Wrap that the move was made because he was “uncomfortable with the direction of the news organization in recent months.” The source continue to explain the reasoning by adding that he was disappointed with Fox’s decisions to air “Fewer news shows. More opinion shows. Less resources for reporters to report.”
This individual, talking to The Wrap on the condition of anonymity also added that “Lots of reporters are very unhappy with directions of FNC right now.”
Fox news confirmed that Powell is no longer with the company, but would not elaborate on why.