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Tucker Carlson has been fired by Fox News and Don Lemon has been fired by CNN after 17 years at the cable station.
Lemon, 57, who earned $4 million per year, said he was stunned by the firing.
Lemon issued a statement on the same day saying he regretted his “inartful and irrelevant” comments. He also apologized to the newsroom and agreed to partake in “mandatory training” to address the incident.
The dismissal also comes on the heels of another major US media departure. Just moments before Lemon’s announcement, Fox News announced it was parting ways with Carlson.
Right-wing prime-time host Carlson is leaving Fox News immediately, the cable network networks announced Monday.
The announcement came days after Fox News’ parent company settled Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million.
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the company said in a statement Monday. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and before that as a contributor.”