UPDATE: The Monster’s prediction:
Watch the following video of Lou Dobbs resigning and tell me if you think that Lou Dobbs is going to be running for national office in the very near future…
Wow – this is what happens when you ask bold questions, have people shooting at you, and don’t just swallow the koolaid? I wonder where Lou is going to end up?
Breaking: TVNewser has heard from multiple sources that Lou Dobbs will announce he is leaving CNN on his program tonight at 7pmET.
A CNN spokesperson could not confirm nor deny that Dobbs would make an announcement about his future at CNN or that he will be leaving the network.
Dobbs originally joined CNN in 1980.
We will be watching and updating.
Update: The NYTimes confirmed with an executive that Dobbs will “announce his resignation,” which is “effective immediately,” and that the show tonight “will be his last on CNN.”
From NY Times:
Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said.
A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonight’s program will be his last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011.
Mr. Dobbs informed his staff members of his intentions in a meeting Wednesday afternoon. He did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment.
Well known for his political positions, Mr. Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena. Perhaps hinting at plans for an exit from CNN, Mr. Dobbs met with Roger Ailes, the chairman of the Fox News Channel, last month. At the time Mr. Dobbs was viewed as a potential hire for the Fox Business Network.
A Fox spokesperson said Wednesday, “We have not had any discussions with Lou Dobbs for Fox News or Fox Business.”