NEW YORK — Glenn Beck will leave his Fox News Channel show this year, although an announcement from the network and his production company today did not include his final departure date.

In a joint news release, the network and Beck's Mercury Radio Arts announced that Fox News and his company will work together to "develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News' digital properties."

Beck became a sensation almost immediately after jumping from HLN to Fox for an afternoon program. But his viewership has declined lately, The Associated Press noted.

Among other things, he had faced an advertiser boycott that limited the amount of companies that wanted to be a part of his show after saying President Barack Obama had a "deep-seated hatred for white people."

Beck's statement expressed gratitude to Fox News chief Roger Ailes "for the lessons I've learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership."

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