Fox News reporter Adam Housley stirred up a mass of commentary on social media Friday when it was revealed he was departing the network.
Housley who is married to actress and The Real host Tamera Mowry, joined the network since 2001, where he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming on-air senior correspondent. But there’s been discrepancies over the reasoning behind him leaving Fox.
According to a Friday story by Politico, who spoke to staff close to the situation, Housley disproved of the trajectory of the network and its coverage, particularly of Trump and his divisive policies. He apparently told staff that it was too difficult to do “hard reporting” and was dismayed at the network’s obsession with President Trump.
“He’s not doing the type of journalism he wants to be doing,” the source told Politico. “And he is unhappy with the tone of the conversation of the channel.”
However, in a statement shared through Fox News’ spokesperson, Housley said that was not the case, that in fact, he wanted to spend time with his two children, Aden, 5, and Ariah, 4, whom he shares with his wife Tamera.
“I could not be more proud of the journalism I did at the network, from war zones, to tsunamis, to watching miners pulled from the ground in Chile, I am grateful for the extraordinary opportunities to have a front seat to history and cover news all over the world,” Housley statement said. “A huge thank you to the many Fox employees, especially behind the scenes, who have supported me every step of the way. We are friends for life.”
But the news of his departure gave social media all the gunpowder it needed to fire some epic shots. Housley is the second reporter to leave the network this month, following the exit of Conor Powell, The Hill reports.
As far as work is concerned, Housley will be running his family owned winery in northern California, but he also stated that he still will keep his ear to the streets as a reporter.