Fox News announces Tucker Carlson departure

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(CNN) – Fox News has cut ties with Tucker Carlson.

Carlson was the host of the network’s 8 p.m. hour.

The unexpected announcement comes one week after Fox News settled a blockbuster defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems.

Fox agreed to pay Dominion for $787 million over the network’s spreading of election lies and in which Carlson played a key role.

In a media release, Fox News thanked Carlson and said his last show was Friday, April 21.

No other details were released.

A new host has not yet been named. Carlson has not commented on the decision.