Fox News Host announces on LIVE show he’s leaving after 10 years with network

There are a lot of face changes taking place at the Fox News Channel. Many of the departures over the past two years have been connected to a scandal of some kind. From the firing of Bill O’Reilly, to the ongoing suspension of Eric Bolling, there have been a number of names removed from the network’s lineup. Monday, another name was added to the list of faces no longer seen at Fox; only this guy is scandal-free.

Proving it’s not always easy to say good-bye, longtime co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, Clayton Morris, choked up when making the announcement Monday that this would be his final day on the show.

“I have decided after 18 years in broadcast television – I didn’t think I was going to do this,” Morris said, his voice breaking up, “that today will be my last day in television.”

In a surprise to Morris, his colleagues aired a video montage of clips from some of his most unforgettable moments on the program.

Morris had been a host on “Good Day Philadelphia”on FOX-29 prior to almost 10 years on “Fox & Friends.”

Morris thanked his co-hosts, Abby Huntsman and Pete Hegseth, and discussed where he is headed next.

“You guys have been amazing, and the staff here’s just been amazing,” he said. “I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. I don’t think you’ll ever see me on television ever again, so I’m not going anywhere else. I’m just gonna spend time with the family and focus on projects that I’m passionate about.”

On his website, Morris states that he is a real estate investor, and is striving to help other people build a “financially-free” life, stating, “My goal for this website is to help you build passive income, build true legacy wealth, and sit contentedly with your family knowing that all of your monthly expenses are taken care of. I want that for you.”

Early Monday morning, Morris posted a twitter message, saying, “Walking into this studio for the final time this morning. 18 years in broadcast morning television. I’m grateful but I’m ready to rock.”

Sunday, in a hint of what was to come, he tweeted, “Crazy. This is the last time I’ll ask Siri to wake me up this early,” and included a picture of his alarm clock set at 4:15 a.m.

Dennis Michael Lynch, who used to appear on Fox & Friends frequently, has this to say about the announcement: “I sat on the curvy sofa once or twice with Clayton — he’s a nice guy. He’s got young kids, and so he probably misses a lot of weekend activities because he has to be in NYC at 4am for the show.  I would guess that has something to do with it.”

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