Roger Ailes Resigns as Fox News Chief

Roger Ailes Resigns as Fox News Chief

Fox News‘ parent company 21st Century Fox announced on Thursday that Roger Ailes has resigned from his post, with 21st Century Fox’s executive chairman Rupert Murdoch taking over as chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Rumors had been swirling for weeks that, in the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s sexual-harassment lawsuit against the exec, he was on his way out. Reports that Megyn Kelly had told 21st Century Fox’s independent investigators that, years ago, Ailes had also made unwanted sexual advances toward her suggested that his fate had been sealed. The only question was whether he would be fired or allowed to resign.

In announcing the Ailes’ news, Murdoch praised him as having “made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country,” adding that when he became founding CEO of Fox News, he “shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years.”

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6 Comments
  1. Gail says:

    Good. Perhaps it will lead to better working conditions at Fox.

  2. Scott says:

    Don’t let the door hit you on the glass ceiling, you garbage person.

  3. dman6015 says:

    The formula hasn’t changed much in 20 years, so unless they want to start over, nothing is going to change.

  4. :-) says:

    Is he really gone or is he pulling strings behind the curtain. Late in the political season to lose one of your masterminds