Greta Van Susteren abruptly leaves MSNBC after six months

MSNBC anchor Greta Van Susteren announced in a tweet that she is leaving the network after just six months.

“I am out at MSNBC,” she wrote.

Van Susteren’s new show premiered in January, several months after she was taken off the air at Fox, where she had worked for over a decade, amid a difficult contract renegotiation.

Chief legal correspondent Ari Melber, who has played a number of different roles at the network over the past several years, will replace Van Susteren permanently, according to Vanity Fair.

Though cable programs often take years to steadily grow ratings, Van Susteren’s show at 6 p.m. was one of the lower-rated shows on cable news in her time slot.

In the second quarter of last year, she trailed both Bret Baier’s “Special Report” on Fox and Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room” on CNN in overall viewers and in advertisers’ coveted demographic of viewers between 25-54 years-old.

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