Conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt announces end of his MSNBC show

Conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt announced the end of his MSNBC show on Saturday.

Hewitt, who hosted the Saturday morning program on MSNBC since June 2017, said he would remain on the network as a commentator and appear as a guest on MSNBC shows as well as NBC's "Meet The Press."

"It's been great fun to host this show and I will see you on MSNBC again soon, thank you for watching," Hewitt said to end Saturday's program.

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The nationally syndicated talk show host worked as a conservative commentator for MSNBC during the 2016 election cycle before ultimately being offered a weekly show with the cable news network.

Despite earning high-profile interviews with figures such as Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Trump says he has 'many options' on Iran | Hostage negotiator chosen for national security adviser | Senate Dems block funding bill | Documents show Pentagon spent at least 4K at Trump's Scotland resort Trump says he has 'many options' on Iran Trump doubles down on Graham: 'How did going into Iraq work out?' MORE to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Democrats bicker over strategy on impeachment McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors MORE, his show struggled with ratings for months, according to Mediate.

Hewitt also ran into controversy while he helmed the show after news emerged that he had brokered a meeting with EPA chief Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year Trump administration to repeal waterway protections The Hill's Morning Report - Gillibrand drops out as number of debaters shrinks MORE to clean up a polluted area near his house. Hewitt had staunchly defended Pruitt amid a laundry list of ethics controversies about his high-cost travel and a discounted condo he rented from a lobbyist.

MSNBC scolded the commentator in May over his advocacy on behalf of Pruitt.