FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter, who was facing a prison sentence in the last year over refusing to reveal sources, has left the network, she announced Monday.
In a letter obtained by TheWrap, Winter thanks various colleagues.
“As some of you may have heard, today is my last day at Fox. It’s been an honor and a privilege to have gotten to know … so many of you over the past six years. You are truly amazing, intrepid journalists and I have learned so much from you. I have a million people to thank. First: My dotcom colleagues and bosses who took a chance on me, nurtured me and always admired my super neat desk. Thank you, too, to the awesome field producers in the Northeast bureau who were so patient and taught me so much out in the field. I also want to thank Denver (our team there, not the city,) the brainroom, help desk, media relations and everyone here who works so hard to support and keep us journalists safe. And, of course, a huge thank you to what’s got to be the best legal department in the entire universe. Thank you all so much. I am grateful for your unwavering support.”
She became the center of a journalism firestorm over the last two years after lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes compelled Winter to testify and reveal her sources for a story she wrote about the shooting. Winter steadfastly refused. The issue came to its end last December when a New York Court ruled in Winter’s favor, excusing her from testifying in a Colorado court.
We’ve reached out to Winter to see what her next career move is, but have not received a response.