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 PompeoFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report Pentagon to present White House with plans to deploy up to 10K troops to Middle East: report Senate panel rejects requiring Congress sign off before Iran strike MORE to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsJeffrey Rosen officially sworn in as deputy attorney general House Democrats leave empty chair for McGahn at hearing MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump 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 PruittOn The Money: New financial disclosures provide glimpse of Trump's wealth | Walmart, Macy's say tariffs will mean price hikes | Consumer agency says Education Department blocking student loan oversight Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog finds Pruitt spent 4K on 'excessive' travel | Agency defends Pruitt expenses | Lawmakers push EPA to recover money | Inslee proposes spending T for green jobs Lawmakers take EPA head to task for refusing to demand Pruitt repay travel expenses 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.