Jane Skinner Leaves Fox News – Jane Skinner, the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be leaving Fox News. She announced today on her show, “Happening Now,” that she would be stepping down from her position as co-anchor on the program, which was one of the top rated daytime news programs in rotation.
She had been with the company for the last twelve years, and thanked everyone that she has worked with during her announcement. Judging by her remarks, it appears that she may have left the program because it had become too hectic to continue her job with Fox News, with twin daughters and a husband that currently works as the commissioner for the National Football League.
The station has not named a replacement for her yet. Jon Scott will reportedly continue to co-anchor the program on his own until a replacement is found.
“Jane is a talented journalist and has been a loyal employee who has risen to every challenge presented to her over the last twelve years. We respect her decision and she will always be a member of the FOX news family,” said Roger Ailes, the Chairman and CEO of Fox News in a statement following the announcement.
She first worked as a general assignment reporter in 1998 with the company, but quickly rose through the ranks to become the co-anchor of her own program, “Happening Now.” The program became one of the most popular day-time programs for the network. She also worked on the afternoon edition of FOX News Live.