Following a controversy regarding his Twitter postings, CNN anchor Jim Clancy has announced that he is leaving the news organization after 34 years. Clancy was one of CNN’s longest employees, joining one year after it started. In recent years, Clancy has primarily appeared on CNN International, where it anchored The Brief. The Brief aired on Friday nights and then repeated several times throughout the weekend. Clancy also frequently appeared on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin while she was still in Atlanta.
TVNewser obtained Clancy’s email to CNN employees where he announced that he was leaving. While he makes it seem like it was his choice, FTVLive is reporting that the upper brass at the network pushed him out. Clancy’s tweets caused quite a stir and he blamed Zionists for the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Yesterday, Clancy deactivated his Twitter account.
Read the email, courtesy TVNewser:
After nearly 34 years with Cable News Network, the time has come to say Farewell!
It has been my honor to work alongside all of you for all of these years. This is one of the greatest news organizations in the world. It has truly revolutionized information delivery while driving technological advances in how we gather the news.
Through it all, CNN has been a family to my own family. That means something.
As I reflect on all of the great adventures and achievements of the past, I wish you great success in the future.