Dave Briggs, co-anchor on Fox News’ weekend morning show “Fox and Friends,” will leave the network at the beginning of the New Year.
According to TVNewser, Briggs and Fox Network mutually agreed his contract would not be renewed and would come to an end at the start of 2013.
Briggs seemed surprised when co-anchor Clayton Morris announced Briggs’ departure live at the closing of “Fox and Friends” December 22nd show. Briggs responded to Clayton by stating “I will be moving on and I will miss the two of you more than I can speak.” He also claimed “it’s been the best show, best job of my life. I will never have a job I enjoy more, no matter where I go.”
Briggs later Tweeted the news as well, telling followers, “I will miss our viewers almost as much as Clayton, Aly & Rick. I really appreciate every one of you and hope you stick w/me in 2013…”
As of now it is unconfirmed where Briggs will be headed next, but he did indicate on-air “you will see me. I’m not going away, just going somewhere else.”
According to Wikipedia, Briggs graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999, with a degree in Broadcast News. From 2002 to 2004, he was the weekend sports anchor at KOKI-TV Fox 23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following which he was a reporter and sports anchor at WHDH (TV), Channel 7, an NBC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts from 2004 to 2008. He also served as a host and a reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England. In 2008, he joined the Fox News Channel, as co-anchor of Fox and Friends Weekend, alongside Ainsley Earhardt and Clayton Morris. Briggs has occasionally hosted Fox News Channel’s webshow Strategy Room.