HLN host Nancy Grace revealed to her staff Thursday morning she will be departing the network come October when her contract is up, reports The Hollywood Reporter. She has been with HLN for 12 years.
“At the end of my meeting with [HLN GM] Ken [Jautz], I gave him a big hug and he hugged me back. It was like full circle,” Grace says, adding that Jautz is making every effort to “try to relocate everybody” on her staff. “That was a big concern.”
“Nancy has worked tirelessly on behalf of the missing and exploited for more than a decade on HLN,” says Jautz. “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. We will always be champions of Nancy’s mission and are excited to see what’s next for her.”
A spokesperson told THR that a new series — one that will “utilize the expertise of the current team” — will replace Nancy Grace after its final episode on October 13.