When Sarah Palin was announced as a Fox News contributor in 2010, it was greeted with great fanfare. She had recently resigned as governor of Alaska, published a best-selling book and was widely believed to be a contender for the 2012 presidential nomination. The network even tried her out as a talk show host.
Those plans did not transpire, and now she is ending her gig as a Fox News paid contributor.
Today, Fox News confirmed that they had parted ways with Palin, although it was unclear what exactly led to her departure.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin,” Fox News’ exec VP of programming, Bill Shine, said in a statement. “We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
During the Republican National Convention, Palin went public with apparent frustration that Fox news had cancelled her appearances on the night that John McCain was to speak.
Real Clear Politics, citing an unnamed source, reported that Palin was offered a contract but turned it down. Robert Barnett, her attorney representing her in the Fox News deal, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This post was corrected to reflect that Palin’s signing with Fox News was announced in January, 2010.