Lou Dobbs to Leave CNN: Anchor Retires from Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs, anchor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight is set to resign on tonight's show.
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.
It is not known at this time if he's moving to another network though some had felt his rule on the show waning. CNN President Jonathan Klein has issued a written statement.
"For decades, Lou fearlessly and tirelessly pursued some of the most important and complex stories of our time, often well ahead of the pack," Klein said. "All of us will miss his appetite for big ideas, the megawatt smile and larger-than-life presence he brought to our newsroom, and we're grateful to have known and worked with him over the years.With characteristic forthrightness, Lou has now decided to carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere. We respect his decision and wish him, Debi, and his family the very best."