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Nancy Grace Leaving HLN After 12 Years: 'I Will Continue My Fight for Justice'

by Jackie Willis 8:45 AM PDT, June 30, 2016
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After 12 years as a legal commentator for CNN's Headline News, Nancy Grace is parting ways with the cable news network.

"This fall, I’ll be leaving HLN, my longtime TV home, with a full heart and endless gratitude," Grace confirmed in a statement to ET. "The network has been my extended family for nearly a dozen years, and I am proud of the amazing work we’ve produced together. We created an unparalleled platform that gave crime victims a voice and succeeded in helping to find missing people and spotlight unsolved homicides."

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Grace got her start in the '90s when she co-hosted a program with the late Johnnie Cochran on Court TV. She went on to land her own debate show on HLN that tackles breaking crime stories. "I will continue my fight for justice across a variety of traditional and new media, where victims’ voices can reach an entirely engaged audience," the 56-year-old TV personality insisted.

Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN, also released a statement to ET about Grace's amicable departure. "Today, Nancy is announcing that she has decided to leave HLN this fall," he noted. "Nancy has worked tirelessly on behalf of the missing and exploited for more than a decade on HLN. She gave a voice to the voiceless, and we are extremely grateful for her contributions to the network. During her remarkable career at HLN, she led the coverage of two of this century’s most talked about and infamous trials, Casey Anthony and Jodi Arias."

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Grace's show team are staying with HLN, a network spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, and a new series will fill Grace's time slot that will "utilize the expertise of the current team."

Grace's last episode will air on Oct. 13.

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Over the years, the show has covered numerous high-profile cases, with Grace never backing down from offering up her opinions. In January, she chimed in on the wildly popular Netflix docu-series, Making a Murderer, and revealed whether she thought Steven Avery was guilty for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

Check out one of the many moments where Grace spoke her mind:

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