Trish Regan, Fox Business host who dismissed virus concerns, will depart

The network said Friday that it “has parted ways” with Regan.

Trish Regan. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Fox Business anchor Trish Regan has departed the cable news network, two weeks after she was benched following an on-air monologue in which she dismissed concerns about the coronavirus as a “scam” fueled by enemies of President Donald Trump.

The network said Friday that it “has parted ways” with Regan, whose prime-time program was abruptly yanked from the channel’s schedule earlier this month.

The abrupt removal of Regan — a reliably pro-Trump personality who has twice interviewed the president — came as right-wing media stars have faced growing scrutiny for commentary that played down fears about the coronavirus and suggested that the illness had been overhyped by Trump’s critics.

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