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Glenn Beck Announces He Will Go Off The Air

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira may be leaving their jobs soon. But Glenn Beck is definitely going off the air.

Fox News and Beck announced today that Beck will "transition off of his daily program" later this year, reports Huffington Post.

Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts, will instead work with Fox News to produce programs for the channel.

In a joint news release, Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Beck's production company, said that they will "work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News' digital properties."

Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News said, "Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him."

And Beck said, "I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and FOX News. I cannot repay Roger for the lessons I've learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership."

Beck, the statement said, would "transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year."

It is not clear what the programs will be, or how many of them there will be. Joel Cheatwood, a senior Fox News executive who Beck hired away to his own company, will serve as the main liaison between the two networks.

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