Television host Nancy Grace has announced she will be leaving HLN, CNN's sister network, 'with a full heart' after a service of 12 full years when her contract expires this October.
"This fall, I’ll be leaving HLN, my longtime TV home, with a full heart and endless gratitude. 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." the 56-year-old confirmed in a statement.
In an internal note given only to the employees, CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz wrote about the legal show host
"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."
Nancy wasn't short of eye-catching moments in the show either. Her heated 'debate' against 2 Chainz on the subject of marijuana was talked about for a long time and went viral in social media. Watch the video below.
The former prosecutor and author, who has a net worth of around $25 million, is now heading towards a new chapter of her life and will soon announce what her next venture will be. Although, she did vaguely say her plans involve around “a very large digital competent,” without giving many details. Still, she thinks she can somehow find a way back to the television.
“I will always be wedded to a traditional platform — which is TV, God help me. My plan is to merge those two in an effective way, in my voice, the ‘anti-crime’ voice. Our show has never really been about me. It has been about the stories that we tell and the people we talk about and the mysteries we try to solve and the children we try to bring home. There’s an entire section of our population that I want to reach.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Nancy Grace is writing another novel: Murder in the Courthouse, which is expected to release in October.
However, HLN isn't the one to rest on its laurels as it has been planning for the departure of its biggest star for quite some time, as former CNN “New Day” co-host Michaela Pereira will debut her own show on HLN in the upcoming month.