"Sarah, where are you?" one of Sarah Palin's 3.4 million Facebook fans wrote on her wall last week.
"Has your contract with Fox ended?" another fan had asked the day before.
Yes, Palin's contract with Fox News has ended, and no, it is not being renewed. A Fox spokeswoman confirmed Friday that Fox had parted ways with the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, effectively reducing her exposure to the channel's millions of loyal viewers.
It was unclear whether the parting was Palin's choice. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement, "We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors."
As of last week, Palin remained in negotiations with Fox News about a new contract. Her original contract with the network started in January 2010 and ended this month.
Palin was represented by Bob Barnett, the Washington lawyer who has handled contracts for any number of television and political stars. Barnett did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did a spokeswoman for Palin.
She last appeared on Fox News in mid-December. She continues to publish comments on Facebook, though, most recently on Thursday.