Fox News, Sarah Palin go their separate ways

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NEW YORK — Fans of Sarah Palin will have to look a little harder to find their favorite vice presidential candidate-turned-media-personality on the airwaves in 2013. After three years as a highly paid contributor on the network, Palin has officially parted ways with Fox News.

The news was first reported Friday by the political website Real Clear Politics, and was later confirmed by The New York Times.

A Fox News representative was not available for comment.

It was not immediately clear whether the breakup was mutual.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Gov. Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” said Fox News executive Bill Shine in a statement to The New York Times.

Palin signed her deal with Fox in early 2010, not long after resigning as governor of Alaska, and was, for a while, one of the network’s most popular personalities.

Her lucrative deal earned her $1 million a year, making her the highest-paid contributor on the channel. But as her star began to fade, rumors began to swirl that she was on the outs at Fox News.

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