Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
We may not have seen the last of him on TV, but Lou Dobbs is done at CNN, having struck a deal to leave his anchor post at the cable channel immediately. In regard to what he’s doing next, Dobbs played coy while announcing his departure on camera Wednesday, saying only that he was “considering a number of options and directions.” —KA
The New York Times:
“Some leaders in the media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond my role here at CNN and engage in constructive problem-solving,” Mr. Dobbs said just after 7 p.m., suggesting that he would remain involved in the civic discourse, but perhaps not on television.
“I’m considering a number of options and directions,” Mr. Dobbs added.
Wednesday’s program will be his last on CNN, one of his employees said earlier in the evening.
Mr. Dobbs’ contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011. He told viewers that CNN had agreed to release him from his contract early.