Tucker Carlson is back.
Sort of, at least.
While his presence on cable news remains sorely missed by millions, the dethroned Fox News (FNC) host is poised to speak publicly for the first time since his dismissal by network executives.
As Mediaite’s Candice Oritz reports:
According to The Daily Caller, a website Carlson co-founded in 2010, Carlson will give a speech at an Alabama fundraiser for the Rainbow Omega foundation.
Rainbow Omega is an organization that aims to help adults with “developmental and intellectual disabilities.” The fundraiser will take place at the Oxford Performing Arts Center in Oxford, Alabama.
This appearance will be the first public event Carlson has attended since his abrupt exit from Fox News last Monday. Multiple sources told Mediaite that he was fired.
Rumors have swirled since the shocking cable news shakeup, but no specific reason for his termination has been confirmed.
The news follows leaked video footage by Media Matters for America of Carlson’s behind-the-scenes banter with FNC employees and TV personalities while the cameras were rolling but he wasn’t on-air.
However, even some of his harshest critics argue the footage amounts to a big ole nothing burger.