Fox News has just made some major changes in leadership following disgraced CEO Roger Ailes’ resignation.
Former FNC host Gretchen Carlson and current host Megyn Kelly accused Ailes of sexual harassment, among others.
The new co-presidents of the network will be…
Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine.
Rupert Murdoch named Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine co-presidents of Fox News on Friday, while also announcing other leadership changes.
Abernethy was Fox Television Stations CEO while Shine was senior executive vice president. Abernethy will oversee advertising, finance, sales and distribution aspects of Fox News and Fox Business Network, while Shine will run all programming, news and editorial functions of both networks. Both will report to Murdoch, who remains executive chairman of 21st Century Fox and executive chairman of Fox News and Fox Business.
“Jack was integral to the launch and success of Fox News nearly 20 years ago and we’re delighted he’s returning to take on this additional role. As we continue to benefit from his strong leadership of Fox Television Stations, his strategic vision and deep knowledge of the cable news business will ensure continued growth of Fox News and Fox Business Network for generations to come,” Murdoch said in a statement. “Bill Shine has developed and produced a signature primetime that has dominated the cable news landscape for 14 of his 20 years with Fox News. His leadership and keen eye for programming has played a fundamental role in the success of both Fox News and Fox Business Network.”
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Suzanne Scott will step in as Executive Vice President of programming and development where she will oversee the daytime and primetime opinion shows.
After 19 years with the network, Chief Financial Officer Mark Kranz will be retiring.
Jay Wallace, who was promoted in April and was considered a contender as Ailes’ replacement, will stay in his current role as Executive Vice President of news editorial and will oversee the hard news division.
Fox News continues to remain number one in the ratings.