This week, former Fox News host Dan Bongino revealed the reason he departed the network, which he had previously withheld. In addition, he described how he overcame the obstacles he faced after being diagnosed with cancer in 2020.
During a wide-ranging interview on Friday’s episode of “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Bongino discussed his resignation from Fox News in late April, which left many people puzzled because it occurred around the same time that Fox severed ties with top-rated personality Tucker Carlson. Bongino discussed his departure. According to Bongino, he left the network because their vision for his program differed from his own.
“I think a lot of people think this may be some kind of anti-Trump thing. I gotta say — that wasn’t my case,” Bongino said.
“I was not targeted. My show, they were dying to re-up — we negotiated for an entire year. So I can’t tell you like, ‘Oh, Fox got rid of me,’ because they didn’t. The liberal jerk wads are gonna go, ‘Oh Dan Bongino was fired.’ I just give them the middle fingers. It’s just stupid,” Bongino said.
“I negotiate my own deals. I don’t have an agent. I do my own business deals. I don’t need any, I do my own business. They wanted the show. I just had a different vision for my role at the network and that’s okay. I’m not the Saturday guy, Megyn, I’m sorry I can’t work six days a week. I’ve got young kids and I’m not working six days a week. And even though we recorded the show on Friday, you know, the inside baseball of Fox, what happens when there’s breaking news? Which with Trump out there is all the time — you gotta be on,” Bongino concluded.
According to Bongino, Fox stipulated in his contract that he must be available to cover breaking news at any time, which he did not wish to do.
“It’s hard — so I couldn’t do it. And I said, ‘I’m sorry, that’s not gonna work out.’ So I definitely was not fired. Liberals are just making that up… but I’m not the easiest guy to deal with Megyn,” Bongino said.
“And the thing, I think your success out there on your own has bought you is freedom. Money buys freedom,” Bongino told Kelly.
“I was in a position with them where I could walk away from a show on Fox and say, ‘I’m sorry, that’s not my vision.’ And it’s different. But someone told me later that, you know, in the end, they weren’t that eager the last few weeks to make this thing work because, ‘you could be a little aggravating to work with’ and they’re not wrong,” Bongino added.
In addition, Bongino battled back emotions as he described the day in 2020 when he learned he had cancer and the arduous battle he has waged since then.
Dan Bongino, a prominent radio personality and podcaster, has announced the release of a new book later this autumn. He departed from Fox News a few weeks ago.
As a former Secret Service agent and New York City police officer, Bongino’s post-law enforcement career has ascended in recent years, and his book, “The Gift of Failure: (And I’ll rethink the title if this book fails!),” is the latest example of his success.
“I’ve failed a lot. A LOT! But I thank God for each failure because I used them as learning opportunities. And after seeing book after book about how wonderful people are, I decided to write a book about my failures,” Bongino said about his book, which can be preordered and will be released on Oct. 10.
“Dan Bongino’s brutally honest, deeply personal, unforgettable stories about how he transformed failures into victories will enthrall, entertain, and inspire readers. In The Gift of Failure, leading conservative commentator Dan Bongino identifies failures in his life and how those failures led to bigger and better things. With the same laser-focused intensity that has made him one of America’s most popular voices, Bongino uncompromisingly cuts to the heart of failure with a collection that is inspirational, motivational, entertaining, touching, and redemptive,” an overview of the book states.