Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 1, 2017 2:23 PM CDT
Co-President Ousted at Fox News
Rupert Murdoch, left, leaves a Manhattan restaurant with Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy, center, and Bill Shine, Monday, April 24, 2017, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and Ailes, both amid charges that they had harassed women. Shine was not accused of harassment, but there were questions about what he knew about the network's workplace atmosphere for the years problems were going on.

His co-president, Jack Abernethy, will remain. Fox said Monday that it was also promoting two other executives, Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace. Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said Wallace and Scott have "played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and journalists." (More Fox News stories.)

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