Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Leaves Company After 14 Years

RELATED: 21st Century Fox Settles Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit 

Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is leaving the network after 14 years, according to the network.

Fox News’ senior political analyst Brit Hume will take over for Van Susteren as host of daily news show On the Record beginning tonight and through the election, according to Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine.

Fox did not give a reason for the departure of Van Susteren, who joined Fox News from CNN in 2002.

The announcement comes on the heels of 21st Century Fox’s move to settle the Gretchen Carlson sexual harassment lawsuit filed in July that led to the resignation of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Abernethy and Shine said of Van Susteren’s departure:  “We are grateful for Greta's many contributions over the years and wish her continued success.”

Hume has served as Fox News’ senior political analyst since 2008. Prior to that Hume served as anchor of the network's Special Report series for more than a decade.

"As one of the best political analysts in the industry, Brit is the ideal choice to host a nightly political program while the most dynamic and captivating election in recent history unfolds,” Abernethy and Shine said in a statement. “Having Brit at the helm of this show will enable Fox News to continue on track to have its highest-rated year ever as the network dominates the cable news landscape."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.