Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show on the Headline News channel (HLN) will end next month as HLN returns to its roots and rebrands itself as a hard news channel.
HLN’s biggest rating winner Nancy Grace is also leaving the channel in October.
Pinsky will remain as a CNN contributor. In a memo to staff, CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz, said there was mutual agreement to end his program.
“I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor,” said Dr. Drew. “It has been a privilege working at HLN. My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional.”
Pinsky made headlines last week when he announced on his radio show he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health and the health care she is receiving.
Conservatives claimed today that he was fired for expressing that opinion, but both CNN and Pinsky say that is not true.
HLN began in the 1980’s as “CNN Headline News” and will attempt to build a new stable of programs that appeal to its core audience.