“Fox & Friends” host Clayton Morris announced on Monday that he was leaving broadcast news with a tearful farewell to his coworkers and viewers.
“I’ve decided after 18 years in broadcast television,” he said as he began to choke back tears “I didn’t think I was gonna do this…That today will be my last day in television.”
The show played a montage of Morris’ 10-year highlights at the network and Morris asked them to play “harp music” as he gave his farewell.
“I don’t think you’ll see me on television ever again,” he said, adding that he was going to focus on helping people build wealth and passive income.
“Love you all,” he said as he signed off. “I’ll miss you all.”
His wife, Natali Morris, gave her husband a shout out on social media during the show.
— Natali Morris (@natalimorris) September 4, 2017
Morris himself made the announcement on Twitter before the broadcast.
Walking into this studio for the final time this morning. 18 years in broadcast morning television. I’m grateful but I’m ready to rock. pic.twitter.com/iqVd24JWVl
— Clayton Morris (@ClaytonMorris) September 4, 2017
And many tweeted their support.
God bless you @ClaytonMorris in your new path. Sad to see you go.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 4, 2017
Best in the business. Going to miss @ClaytonMorris and his dry sense of humor. Gets me every time. New exciting chapter for him & his fam.
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) September 4, 2017
Gonna miss @foxandfriends Clayton Morris. God bless!
— Linda Yezak (@LindaYezak) September 4, 2017
— James Carver (@JCarverAuburn) September 4, 2017
@foxandfriends We will miss you Clayton Morris! Your reporting has indeed been astounding! Love you. Hope to see you soon!
— Dolores Ruland (@druland100) September 4, 2017
We will miss your face, @ClaytonMorris! Sorry to see you go. Good luck with whatever you are up to next. ???
— Cathryn Preffer (@ChunkersRus) September 4, 2017
You will be missed . . . May God Bless you in your future endeavors.
— JCook (@jcook26) September 4, 2017
— Todd DeRego (@toddderego) September 4, 2017
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