News host Nancy Grace is exiting HLN after 12 years, THR reports.
Grace, a former prosecutor, said in a statement to CNN, "This fall, I'll be leaving HLN, my longtime TV home, with a full heart and endless gratitude. The network has been my extended family for nearly a dozen years, and I am proud of the amazing work we've produced together.”
She went on, "We created an unparalleled platform that gave crime victims a voice and succeeded in helping to find missing people and spotlight unsolved homicides."
Nancy broke the news to her staff on Thursday morning at the network's CNN Center headquarters in Atlanta. NY staffers learned about the surprise exit via video conference call.
Grace is scheduled to make her last appearance on “Nancy Grace” on October 13 when her contract expires. Though it is unknown what her plans are after the departure, she said, "I will continue my fight for justice across a variety of traditional and new media, where victims' voices can reach an entirely engaged audience."
Whatever the 56-year-old does next, she told THR she’ll be including “a very large digital component.” She explained, "I will always be wedded to a traditional platform — which is TV, God help me. My plan is to merge those two in an effective way, in my voice, the 'anti-crime' voice. Our show has never really been about me. It has been about the stories that we tell and the people we talk about and the mysteries we try to solve and the children we try to bring home. There’s an entire section of our population that I want to reach."