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Dave Briggs Leaves ‘Fox and Friends’ With Emotional On-Air Farewell [Video]

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Dave Briggs, co-anchor of Fox and Friends Weekend, has announced that he will leave the show at the end of 2012. The 36-year-old anchor announced the news in an emotional farewell on the December 22 edition of the popular show.

Briggs declared his departure from the Fox show while sat alongside co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris, who gifted their colleague with a variety of loudly colored socks and a framed caricature drawing of all three anchors. Swallowing back tears at various points in his farewell, Briggs told Camerota and Morris:

“I’m not going away! Just going somewhere else in the New Year. I will miss the two of you more than I can speak. You’ve made me better and you made the show better. You’ve been my work family!”

Briggs, who joined Fox News in 2008 as weekend co-anchor, added:

“It’s been the best show, best job of my life. I will never have a job I enjoy more, no matter where I go.”

According to TVNewser, Briggs’ contract came to an end “by mutual consent.” Morris joked that Briggs was “replacing Bill O’Reilly.”

Before he joined Fox, Briggs was a sports anchor for Comcast SportsNet New England, and also anchored at WHDH in Boston and KOKI in Tulsa. His future position within Fox is currently unknown.

Are you a regular viewer of Fox and Friends? Do you think the show will miss Dave Briggs from its “curvy couch”? Let us know in the comments and check out Dave Briggs’ announcement in the footage below:

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69 Responses to “Dave Briggs Leaves ‘Fox and Friends’ With Emotional On-Air Farewell [Video]”

  1. Carol Hackett

    Oh Dave….we have enjoyed you as part of the weekend trio do much. Good luck, and let us know where you will be! Can we still follow you on social media?

  2. Shirleen Frederick Melancon

    The show won't be the same without Dave, however I wish him the best in his new venture.

  3. Becky McGraw

    Sorry to see him go. I believe Dave, Alli, and Clayton had the best chemistry of all the hosts.

  4. Bernadette Grall McGann

    Dave is on today. R u sure he is leaving? He makes show.

  5. Sue Moore Tutt

    Don't know for sure but sou Ds like he was "asked to leave!" There are others on Fox News with less talent than Dave…like Juliette Huddy for example. Too bad. I like him.

  6. Marlene Sell

    Bet he will be replaced with a minority female. I will miss him. I loved his sense of humor.

  7. Arlene Betti

    Will miss him. The three made a good team for the weekend. Hope he is not replaced by Juliette Cudhay! He should replace Bill O'Reiley.

  8. Lynne Graham Abel

    Yes, he will be missed terribly. Enjoy all three of them. I think it's a big mistake that FOX is letting him go. FOX needs to definately rethink this decision.

  9. Kenneth Jackson

    give me a break u stupid MORONS, This pompous, Little jerk, Is just all like all of Foxes so called news personalities. Arrogant and total Jerks

  10. Denise Cutler

    I really enjoyed the chemistry between Dave, Clayton and Alisyn. I looked forwarded to watching them every weekend. Any word on who is going to replace him? Good Luck to Dave.

  11. Helen Pedro

    Whose ever idea it was to let Dave go should be fired. Big mistake,, big, big. If they put in another long legged blonde I'm turning them of… permanantly. Best of luck Dave.

  12. Melissa Roberts

    I love them too. That's sad, I had no idea he was leaving.

  13. Karin Longmuir Edison

    I look forward to the weekends where I can watch weekend F&F. They had a great chemistry. I wish Dave good luck and am curious who will replace him.

  14. Grant Halverson

    He went to an NBC Sports Network and said 'NBC is the gold standard' I never watch the vitriolic, hateful NBC shows so I'll never see him again. No loss for me. Karen WI

  15. Linda S Johnston

    Big mistake by FOX to let him go. Not surprised he went for a sports show. Grooming for the new "Matt"?

  16. Sharron French Lowe

    I don't think you should change things when it is obvious that it is working. I think Fox should try and keep Dave. I don't see anyone working as well as these two guys together.

  17. Denise Buness

    Didn't care for him on Fox and Friends……….when I flip to it during commercials on other stations but maybe spewing lies and hate isn't his baby and he will do better with his sports which was his first love anyways. So good luck Dave!

  18. Jim Brunsvold

    Won't & don't miss him at all. I thought he came off as to full of himself & acted arrogant & tried to come off smarter & wiser then his youth allows. Fox & Friends would do well to replace Alison for someone a little more believable.

  19. Isabel Maione

    I am really upset to see Dave go. I think Alli, Clayton and Dave were really great together. They were my favorites.

  20. Barbara Wisneski Evans

    Miss Dave so much. He made my weekend mornings. The chemistry is gone.

  21. Robert Hauser

    Fox you MADE a big mistake letting this guy go, and NOW this show is not the same. My weekends will NOT be the same! There's no chemistry with his replacement. The show sucks.

  22. Robert Hauser

    Fox YOU made a big mistake letting this wonderful guy go. My weekends aren't the same, and the chemistry with the NEW guy is NOT THE SAme. I feel sorry for Ali, and Clayton and did I say it was a "BIG MISTAKE".

  23. Evelyn Lobato

    I've been wondering where Dave has been. I am an avid viewer of F&F Weekend and as much of a fan I am of Alli and Clayton, DAVE was and still is my favorite! I rarely ever miss a show but apparently I missed the most important one announcing Dave's departure. As must as I am not a fan of NBC, I will tune in to Dave's new show, just because of Dave. They were a dynamic trio. After viewing the clip of the announcement, it doesn't appear that he wanted to leave for a bigger opportunity and why wasn't his contract renewed? I would hope that Fox will bring back Dave. I would have loved to see him fill in on The Five or even team up with Brian Kilmead. Best of luck, Dave and we all will be waiting for your return back home to FOX.

  24. Don Ridinger

    Actually, I don't think he meshed as well as others in that spot. But I did like him for his seemingly naivete. I don't like Allison. I think Juliete Huddy really knows how to flow with any of her male Fox counterparts. She is at ease and is funny and herself. That takes talent, Sue Tuft.

  25. Linda Bailey

    Going from FOX to NBC, really "the gold standard" I understand he has a family to support but, NBC the"gold standard" heaven help us all.

  26. Janice Sawitoski

    That was a bad move on the part of FN. theatriage of Dave,Ali and Clayton really worked sorry to see he go! Dave you are missed!

  27. Judy Reeves

    I have been wondering where Dave Briggs is?? I still don't know much after the article. I like Tucker Carlson but I just wondered.

  28. Linda Swartz Munk

    I agree with Becky. The three of them have great chemistry. The show is not the same without him.

  29. Jude Diz

    I for one will not watch Fox And Friends Weekend without the Royal Three. Although I really enjoy Allison and Clayton, without Dave the magic is gone. Jude Diz

  30. Linda Mae Kinney Niles

    We do miss him like crazy! t Dave if you see this post, you must know, that everything happens for a purpose in our lives. It will only get better! We love you and miss you on Fox and Friends!

  31. Linda Hempel Lehmann Hay

    I will miss him very much. The three of them were great together.

  32. Jan Rogers Griffin

    I loved Dave on Sunday morning!!! So sad he's gone!

  33. Doreen Bliss Derry

    I will miss Dave. He brought a lot to the show. It isn't the same without him.

  34. Rose Marie Sandlin

    I THOUGHT BRIGGS SEEMED LIKE HE HATED BEING THERE AT TIMES. IN MY OPINION HE WAS A BIT TO ARROGANT. LIKE MORRIS & CAMEROTA ALOT. I COULD TAKE HIM LEAVING AS WELL AS BOB BECKEL'S IGNORANCE AND ALAN COLMES STUPIDITY. FOX CAN DO BETTER. BUT I DO WISH DAVE BRIGGS WELL.

  35. Sandi Wismer

    WHAT A HUGE MISTAKE. IT WAS A GREAT SHOW AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIM. I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED WHEN I WASN'T SEEING HIM, HOPING HE WAS ON VACATION. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST TUCKER CARLSON BUT HE CERTAINLY CAN'T COME ANYWHERE NEAR DAVE. IF ONE OF THEM HAD TO GO WHY NOT CLAYTON. HE'OK BUT NOT NEARLY AS PERSONALABLE AS DAVE. DAVE JUST WAS THE SHINING STAR OF THE SHOW. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START A WEEKEND!!! JUST HOPING THAT FOX WILL COME TO REALIZE THE BIG MISTAKE THEY MADE LETTING/CHASING HIM AWAY. FOX LOSS IS NBC'S GAIN. WHY NOT HAVE HIM ON FOX SPORTS IF SPORTS ARE WHAT HE ENJOYS TO DO. FNC YOU ARE NOT WHAT I THOUGHT YOU TO BE. THE VERY BEST OF LUCK TO YOU DAVE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

  36. Anonymous

    was my favorite; allison…..not so much since forever…she's 2 liberal 4 me; liked Dave…good looking, sports oriented and family man…what's with fox these days?