HSN’s Shannon Smith and Shannon Fox Exit Network – JP
Smith and Fox aren’t the only home shopping TV hosts to recently bid farewell. Carolyn Gracie and Dan Hughes from QVC—which shares a parent company with HSN—announced their departures from the network after 19 and 33 years, respectively.
While Smith, Fox, Gracie and Hughes did not share the reason for their exits, the slew of departures comes days after the parent company, Qurate Retail Group, announced in a statement that it had cut approximately 400 jobs as part of its realignment of how it manages the organization and its focus on certain business priorities.
“After careful consideration, we have made the very difficult decision to eliminate a number of roles within our Qurate Retail Group team, impacting our QVC US and HSN teams, and our corporate shared services teams in the U.S.,” the Feb. 28 statement read. “Today will be the last day worked for most of these team members, although a small number will transition over time.”
E! News has reached out to HSN and QVC for comment regarding Smith, Fox, Gracie and Hughes’ exits but has not heard back.