NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Bob Beckel, co-host of Fox News's “The Five” was fired on Friday after he was accused of making an insensitive comment to an African-American colleague.
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement released on Friday.
According to Variety, Fox News’ human resources department received a complaint about Beckel on Tuesday and after executives at the network conducted an internal investigation, decided to part ways with Beckel.
Beckel has been with the network since 2000 as one of 'The Five's' original co-hosts, save for a brief, and seemingly acrimonious split with the network in 2015 while he recovered from back surgery. At the time, Fox's executive vice president of programming Bill Shine said: “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues. He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy, and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”
However, Beckel returned to the network earlier this year after a short tenure at CNN. – Staff Writers