, top political anchor for the Fox News Channel, is expected to go part-time by the end of the year, says the
, leaving his daily newscast but continuing as a panelist on
Fox News Sunday
. In addition, he'll likely still cover special events for the channel.
Hume is in negotiations with the network, but no details have yet been confirmed as to the specifics of his plans. While the news signals the first major shake-up for FNC, it wasn't a surprise to the net: He'd previously told press that he has been planning on scaling back when his contract expires at the end of the year.
Hume reportedly told the New York
, "I've been doing this a long time, and it's just not as fascinating to me as it used to be," adding, "Look, journalism is a lot about enthusiasm. You have to have it. I find I am no longer as interested in politics as I was."
- Anna Dimond
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