Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson announced in a Dec. 9 post on X that he will be launching a new subscription-based website.
The new platform TuckerCarlson.com will give subscribers access to exclusive content.
“Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson. We’ve been out of work for 7 or 8 months now, hard to know. Time flies when you’re unemployed, but actually, we have been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now, interviews, etc. And all of it has found its way to TuckerCarlson.com,” Mr. Carlson said in the video on his post.
But he didn’t stop at that, indicating that the website launch was just laying the groundwork for a larger upcoming venture.
“We’re launching a brand new thing very soon, and we’d love for you to see it. So go to TuckerCarlson.com to see it first,” he added.
Mr. Carlson posted a link to the website alongside his social media post. When clicking on the link, users are directed to the site’s main page, where they are prompted to create an account by “Joining Team Tucker,” and subsequently becoming a founding member.
Mr. Carlson parted ways with Fox News back in April when his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was taken off the air at the same time that the company faced a defamation lawsuit over comments made in relation to election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, although neither Fox News nor Mr. Carlson confirmed this as being the reason. His last show was aired on April 21.
The show was at the time the highest-rated program in the key 25-to-54 age demographic on the most-watched U.S. cable news network.
The media network had issued a statement ahead of Mr. Carlson’s departure, announcing his exit on April 24.
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor. Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named,” according to Fox’s April statement.
Since June, the former host has been active on X, posting an array of commentaries and interviews with guests such as Argentinian President Javier Milei and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Mr. Carlson has also interviewed multiple other prominent guests including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), and Daily Wire host Candace Owens.
Mr. Carlson’s interview with former President Donald Trump in August drew in almost 75 million views on X, according to the social media platform’s statistics. The former president had opted out of a Republican primary debate on Fox News the same night.
A total of 46 episodes of “Tucker on X” featured between June 6 and Dec. 7.
Reuters contributed to this article.