Glenn Beck, the American conservative radio and television host, has announced that he is to leave his job at Fox, reports the Wall Street Journal. 47-year-old Beck announced that he will bring his daily show to an end later this year and addressed the reasons behind the departure on his Fox News Channel show last night (7th April 2011).
Glenn Beck said he initially took the job at Fox News in an attempt to persuade audiences that "something in American was wrong", saying, "If I could prove my case that something wicked this way was coming. America would listen, and they have". The controversial broadcaster continued, saying, "I believe we're heading into deep and treacherous waters. I will continue to tell the story and I'm going to be showing you other ways for us to connect. But I have other things to do". As well as hosting the 'Glenn Beck Program' and his cable news show, the 47-year-old has also authored six best-selling books and is the founder of the multimedia production company 'Mercury Radio Arts'.
Glenn Beck has garnered both popularity and criticism during his time at Fox. His supporters praise him for upholding traditional American values, while his critics claim he promotes conspiracy theories and employs an aggressive style of broadcasting in search of ratings.