Fox News Anchor Leaving

by | June 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM | Cable News, TV News

Fox News Anchor Jane Skinner Resigns (Photo: Fox News)

Fox News Anchor Jane Skinner Resigns (Photo: Fox News)

There have been a few changes across the cable news networks over the past couple months, from Campbell Brown quitting CNN to Eliot Spitzer joining the channel with his own show.

Now Fox News is experiencing a shift too, as 12-year veteran Jane Skinner announced that she will step down from her anchor post.

“This is my last day on the air at Fox,” Skinner said Thursday during her afternoon program ‘Happening Now.’ “It’s been a thrill to have been a part of the incredible success of this place over the past 12 years.”

Skinner isn’t just leaving Fox News; the broadcast journalist is hanging up her news title for a while.

“I have twin daughters, so to do justice to this new life, I’ve decided to take a break from the business,” she said.

Skinner mentioned both her daughters and her husband Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL, as reasons for departing Fox News, telling Mediate.com that she’s been considering making a move for a while.

She also mentioned that Fox News boss Roger Ailes was “very supportive” of her decision to take a more active role in her family life.