Geraldo Rivera quits Fox News after 23-year stint

By Jen Krausz on
 July 1, 2023

Geraldo Rivera got his start at CNN, but he moved to Fox News when it became clear that CNN was moving to the far left (he's liberal, but not far left).

After 23 years at the network, Rivera finally quit the network Thursday after he was fired from The Five, the panel show he co-hosted with four others each weekday.

“Geraldo Rivera has quit as one of the lonely liberal voices on Fox News’ popular political combat show ‘The Five,’ saying Wednesday that ‘a growing tension that goes beyond editorial differences’ made it no longer worth it to him,” the AP's David Bauder said after speaking with Rivera.

“So it doesn’t look like I’m going to be on The Five. I mean, I’m not going to be on The Five. I’ve been fired from The Five. And as a result of that. I quit Fox. So I’ll have more to say about that on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning,” Rivera said from his boat on which he was traveling to New York City.

The tension Bauder referenced was likely between another The Five co-host, Greg Gutfeld, who may have also been a force behind Juan Williams leaving previously.

At 79 years old, Rivera has certainly had a very long and storied career. Retirement is well-earned, if that's what he decides to do.