Fox News anchor Jenna Lee stunned viewers with the surprise announcement that she was leaving the network after 10 years.
Lee made the stunning revelation as she concluded her 2 p.m. broadcast on Friday, where she thanked the audience and co-workers while announcing that was her last day.
“I’ve decided it’s time for a change and have chosen to leave Fox News,” Lee, 37, said. “I love being a journalist. I believe it’s what I’m called to do. I have some really big ideas on how to better serve you in that particular arena.”
The mom of two joined the network in 2007 as a reporter for the Fox Business Network. She had anchored the daytime news show “Happening Now” on Fox News since 2010.
Lee did not say what her next job would be but said she’s grateful to Fox News for the opportunities she has enjoyed over the past decade. Fox News did not announce who would replace Lee on “Happening Now.”
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee , a frequent Fox News guest, praised Jenna as a “classy young lady and a total pro as a journalist.”
Sad to hear that @JennaLeeUSA is leaving Fox.A classy young lady, total pro as journalist, and genuinely nice person. Heartfelt best wishes.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 2, 2017
Jenna Lee’s longtime co-host Jon Scott said he will miss her. Other Fox News anchors also expressed their well wishes.
— Jon Scott (@JonScottFNC) June 2, 2017
I'll miss you @JennaLeeUSA, wish you all happiness in the world. Thank you for always being so kind. As Uncle Jack would say, ur a good egg
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 2, 2017
I cannot express how much I'm going to miss @JennaLeeUSA such a remarkable person, journalist and friend.
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 2, 2017
Fox News viewers said they too will miss Jenna and wished her good luck with her future endeavors.
We will miss you @JennaLeeUSA! Looking forward to keeping up with your fun tweets and instagram posts
— Alexa Hess (@amh_hess) June 2, 2017
I love hearing you everyday on Fox… You have such a great rapport with your guests and co workers… You'll be missed @JennaLeeUSA 😢❤️
— Bee (@brendabee131) June 3, 2017
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