Sarah Palin, Fox News


Fox News has not renewed its contract with Sarah Palin, a spokesperson for the network confirmed to E! News Wednesday. Politico, which first reported the news, added that Palin and Fox News amicably parted ways June 1.

Palin, who unsuccessfully ran for Vice President on John McCain's ticket in 2008, has yet to comment. The former governor of Alaska, 51, is expected to make occasional guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, and will appear on other networks and cables. She also has a show on the Sportsman Channel.

Fox News first hired Palin as a commentator in 2010. Per CNN Money, her contract was reportedly worth $1 million a year, making her the highest-paid political pundit at the highest-rated channel in cable news. Her tenure ended after three years, but months later, Palin returned to Fox News as a paid contributor.

Don't feel too sorry for Palin, who boasts 4.4 million Facebook friends and 1.15 million Twitter followers. To her followers' surprise, she gave her Facebook page a makeover at midnight. It now features a cover photo and a quote from Palin's announcement speech in Dayton, Ohio: "I didn't get into government to do the safe and easy things. A ship in harbor is safe but that's not why the ship is built." And though she is not running for political office herself, Palin will remain heavily involved in GOP congressional and gubernatorial primaries for 2016. Per Politico, SarahPAC is donating to 40+ candidates this week alone.

Prior to becoming the governor of Alaska, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as the mayor of Wasilla. The conservative pundit also worked as an oil and gas industry regulator.

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