Why You Won't See Jedediah Bila On Fox News Anymore

Fox News is making changes to its roster again. The network, which has seen its fair share of scandals and controversies over the years, welcomed Kayleigh McEnany as a host in March 2021. It was not a surprising announcement, as the network has long hired controversial personalities in hopes for good TV with awkward moments in between. One of those hosts was Megyn Kelly, who cut ties in 2017, per The Washington Post.

Another popular anchor who is saying goodbye to the network is Jedediah Bila. She announced her departure from the weekend edition of "Fox & Friends" on May 21, 2021. Per Variety, Bila joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in 2018 after a brief stint as a panelist on "The View." 

So, why is Bila leaving the network after three years on the job? We've got the scoop for you below.

Jedediah Bila is 'excited' about new opportunities after Fox News

According to People, Jedediah Bila — who was named a permanent co-host of "Fox & Friends Weekend" in April 2019 — is leaving the network for new opportunities. "We have mutually and amicably parted ways with Jedediah Bila and wish her all the best," a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement. "The new co-host of 'Fox & Friends Weekend' will be named soon."

In her own statement, Bila thanked her co-workers and viewers for their support. "Thank you to the Fox News reporters, anchors, contributors, and producers who have been an absolute pleasure to work with these last few years," she said. "To the viewers who supported me throughout my journey there — I'm deeply grateful for you and hopeful you'll join me on my next adventure. I'm really excited for what's to come."

The libertarian was one of the few Fox hosts who spoke out against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election cycle. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Bila defended her colleague Chris Wallace after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter. She also called on Trump to concede after he lost to Joe Biden in the election. Bila has not yet announced her plans moving forward, but we're sure she'll make her voice heard in whatever she does next.

Jedediah Bila was kicked off 'The View'

While Jedediah Bila may have amicably parted ways with Fox News, the same cannot be said about her departure from ABC's "The View." Bila co-hosted the talk show with Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines from August 2016 to September 2017. Unlike other panelists who announced their departure ahead of time, however, Bila was abruptly let go from "The View."

Per Entertainment Tonight, Bila abruptly announced her departure on-air and praised her co-hosts. "What you don't know about us, these ladies, we're friends," Bila said after she announced it was her last day on the show. "Sunny's texts, Sara, Whoopi, you're my inspiration. Joy, when I need comedic relief, this is where I go. So we're going to be friends no matter what." Bila also thanked viewers who tuned into "The View" to watch her. However, Bila was reportedly "blindsided" by ABC's decision to let her go in favor of Meghan McCain, who replaced her as the conservative voice on the panel in October 2017, per ABC News.

According to The Daily Mail, Bila learned that she had been let go a week before she made the on-air announcement. ABC thought that Bila "didn't relate well to audiences and wasn't a true Republican." She also reportedly did not get along well with the makeup and hair team. Bila later confirmed on the "The Jim & Sam Show," in 2018 that she didn't leave "The View" voluntarily and had "signed for a new season" before the shake up.

Jedediah Bila remains close to her former co-hosts

Even though Jedediah Bila still doesn't know the reason why she was asked to leave "The View," she dispelled rumors that she was difficult on set. "I have a great relationship with everybody on that set," Bila said on "The Jim & Sam Show." "Sunny and Sara were invited to my wedding. We were very tight. Close with Whoopi... Joy, just texted her a couple of weeks ago. Got along with all the producers. Never had a fight."

Though her time on "The View" was short lived, Bila did leave a memorable impression on viewers when she criticized Hillary Clinton about her book on-air. Per Page Six, Bila asked Clinton — who was promoting her book "What Happened," which detailed her 2016 presidential loss — whether she paid attention to all the criticism she received from Democrats about its contents. "I think they should first read the book," Clinton answered. Bila also called Clinton "tone deaf," which didn't go over well with the producers. Bila has denied that the interview cost her the job.

Despite not having the best of luck when it comes to hosting opportunities on television, Bila is doing fine with her other roles as a best-selling author and an attentive mother. Bila is mom to Harley Luca and wrote a book about him, which will be released in November 2021.