Gretchen Carlson hints at return to television

Gretchen Carlson hints at return to television
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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is hinting at a return to television, though she isn't providing details just yet.

"There will be more news to come," Carlson told The Hollywood Reporter at the First Amendment Awards in Washington, D.C., where the former "Fox & Friends" host was honored for “her perseverance in the face of adversity and dedication to bringing the truth to light” by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation.

"Stay tuned for other announcements in TV," she said.

Carlson's contract with Fox was not renewed in June 2016, with the network citing low ratings around her 2 p.m. weekday program. 

She proceeded to file a lawsuit against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, which led to his resignation as chairman and CEO of the network two weeks later following an internal investigation.

The former 1989 Miss America did not sue Fox News, instead opting to take legal action directly against Ailes to avoid arbitration. The parent company of Fox News, 21st Century Fox, reportedly reached a settlement with Carlson in September for approximately $20 million.

Carlson currently serves as a columnist for Time magazine after signing with the magazine in 2017. She also is executive producer and correspondent for the Epix program, "America Divided," which is now in its second season. 

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if returning to broadcasting would be difficult after being off the air for nearly two years, Carlson responded, "Listen, after everything I've been through, doing TV is easy."

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