On the Saturday edition of "Huckabee," Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced he was leaving the network and will make a decision on a potential 2016 presidential run by late spring.

"As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another presidential run,” Huckabee said.

Today, Howard Kurtz and the "Media Buzz" panel reacted and examined what effect Huckabee's six-and-a-half years as a Fox News host could have on his presidential chances.

Chris Stirewalt said that Huckabee was in an "untenable space" as a television host/possible candidate and simply had to make the jump.

Mara Liasson asserted that this shows how serious he is about exploring another run. She added that he could return to Fox News in the future, but it was pretty obvious that he should leave.

Susan Ferrechio suggested that Huckabee has boosted where he stands with voters by being on television every week. She added that making the announcement on his show, which was seen by more than a million viewers, surely didn't hurt either.

Liasson said the bottom line is that being on Fox News is an incredible boost for any conservative politician who's considering running for office.

"It's worth its weight in gold," she said.

Watch more above.