Since 2019, Fox News Channel White House correspondent Kristin Fisher has been a regular fixture on the cable network.
That run has now come to an end, however, as Fisher announced on Friday during an appearance with Special Report host Bret Baier.
“The very top of my career bucket list”
According to The Hill, Fisher announced that the on-air report was her “last live shot” on her “last day at Fox News,” which she said had been an “incredible” position.
Although she did not provide a reason for her departure, sources told The Hill that she would be leaving to take a position as a space correspondent for CNN.
“I started out 6 years ago on the early morning weekend shift,” she said of her career trajectory, according to the Daily Beast. “I made it all the way to the White House, which is something that has been at the very top of my career bucket list ever since I was a very little girl. But I’ve just realized that there are a few other things on that list that I would like to try to tick off.”
Before her final farewell to the audience, Fisher offered her thanks to Fox News for the “many opportunities” it had provided her.
“And Bret, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you, the entire White House team, and everybody on the Special Report team as well,” she added.
“Wish you and your family the best”
For his part, Baier wished his colleague the best as she set out for new opportunities.
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 7, 2021
News of Fisher’s apparent move to CNN comes as that network attempts to reverse a slump in the ratings since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, during which time its viewership numbers have dropped by about 45%.
Of course, many mainstream media outlets, including news sites like The Washington Post, have seen significant declines since the end of the Trump administration. Fox News has seen the smallest dip among primetime cable news ratings with only about a 6% drop. MSBNC’s numbers have reportedly declined by about 26%.
In light of the marked drop across the media landscape, it appears Trump was correct when he predicted in 2017: “Without me, their ratings are going down the tubes.”