Nancy Grace is stepping away from HLN. After 12 years at the network, the controversial TV figure will leave in the Fall after her contract is up.
“This fall, I’ll be leaving HLN, my longtime TV home, with a full heart and endless gratitude,” Nancy Grace revealed in a statement on June 30. The 56-year-old has been working with some of her team since she got her start co-hosting Court TV with Johnnie Cochran.
“This fall, I’ll be leaving HLN, my longtime TV home, with a full heart and endless gratitude,” Nancy said in a statement to CNN. “The Network has been my extended family for nearly a dozen years, and I am proud of the amazing work we’ve produced together.”
“We created an unparalleled platform that gave crime victims a voice and succeeded in helping to find missing people and spotlight unsolved homicides,” she said. While she did not reveal her next steps, she said, “I will continue my fight for justice across a variety of traditional and new media, where victims’ voices can reach an entirely engaged audience.”
CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz also sent the following note internally:
“Nancy has worked tirelessly on behalf of the missing and exploited for more than a decade on HLN. She gave a voice to the voiceless and we are extremely grateful for her contributions to the network. During her remarkable career at HLN, she led the coverage of two of this century’s most talked about and infamous trials, Casey Anthony and Jodi Arias.”
The news was first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. “At the end of my meeting with Ken, I gave him a big hug and he hugged me back. It was like full circle,” she told THR, adding that a “big concern” for her was making sure the network would “try to relocate everybody” on her staff.