Breaking his silence. Tucker Carlson revealed that he enjoys the perks of not working nights when he spoke for the first time since his shock firing from Fox News on Monday, April 24.
“Retirement is going great so far,” Tucker, 53, laughed as he told a Daily Mail reporter as he left his $5.5 million Big Mouth. Florida beach house on Tuesday, April 25, and getting into a golf cart with his wife, Susan Andrews, 53.
“I haven’t had dinner with my wife on a weekday in seven years,” he continued of his new found freedom in the evenings. When asked about his future, Tucker was coy and only talked about his short-term plans, smiling and saying, “Appetizers plus main course.”
Fox News announced Tucker’s departure in a statement that read: “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank you for your service to the network as a host and before that as a contributor.”
The press release continued: “Mr. Carlson’s last show was on Friday, April 21. fox news tonight will air live at 8 pm/ET beginning tonight as an interim show run by rotating FOX News personalities until a new anchor is named.” Brian Kilmeade took over the first two nights at Tucker’s old space.
The announcement seemed to surprise Tucker, as when he said goodbye to his self-titled show on Friday, April 21, he told viewers that he would see them on Monday night.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the former television personality was fired from his hosting position 10 minutes before Fox announced his departure.
tucker carlson tonight opened Fox’s evening news program block at 8 p.m., taking over the slot after Bill O’ReillyLayoff from 2017. It had been one of the network’s highest-rated shows. Tucker had been at Fox News since 2009, after previous stints at CNN and MSNBC.
The journalist has plenty of time to decide what the next step in his career will be as he is worth $30 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. He was earning 6 million dollars a year as a presenter of tucker carlson tonight.
The San Francisco native has also carved out a successful side job as an author after landing a lucrative book deal with Threshold in 2017 in a massive eight-figure deal, according to AP News. Since then she has continued to write ship of fools (2017) Stone’s rules: how to win in politics, business and style (2018) and The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism (2021).