The Fox News Latino cable news network is shutting down at midnight Friday after six years of operation.
Brian Llenas, a national correspondent for the network, posted the announcement on his Twitter account:
Sad day - @foxnewslatino is history. My thoughts on my time there with a special team. Fox News Latino has a lot to… https://t.co/FwCZo8nXiL— Bryan Llenas (@Bryan Llenas) 1481211311.0
From his statement:
When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in the US and Latin America in English in an honest attempt to give voice to the voiceless and bring often ignored stories from the Latino community to the mainstream. We not only were tasked with reaching a new audience — in a way — we also had to work extra hard to break preconceived notions about what the Fox News brand meant in diverse Latino communities around the country in an attempt to report the truth.
Llenas went on to say that most of his colleagues from the network will continue on in some capacity at Fox News. Fox News Latino was originally created by former Fox chief Roger Ailes, who left the network after accusations of sexual harassment from Gretchen Carlson.