Dobbs quits CNN

The controversial host is leaving immediately, but hasn't said what his plans are

Published November 12, 2009 12:20AM (EST)

For a time, Lou Dobbs was one of CNN's biggest stars. Now, though, after having watched his ratings steadily fall, he's leaving the network.

Dobbs announced his resignation, which is effective immediately, on his show Wednesday night. There's been some speculation recently that he could be heading to Fox News or its sister Fox Business Network, but that doesn't appear to be the case now.

“Some leaders in the media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond my role here at CNN and engage in constructive problem-solving,” Dobbs said. “I’m considering a number of options and directions,”

A CNN spokeswoman has not yet responded to an e-mail from Salon seeking comment.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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