Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Ousted After Network Scandals


In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a NY restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox.

Shine likely read the Hollywood Reporter piece about himself, for Sherman says that he marched into Murdoch's office early Monday and demanded to talk. "I know Bill was respected and liked by everyone at Fox News". "We will all miss him".

Shine had been cited in several lawsuits as someone who enabled and concealed Ailes' behavior and dismissed concerns from women who complained about it. Suzanne Scott has been named president of programming, and Jay Wallace is president of news, Murdoch said in the statement. The network is staunchly defending Kelly, who will co-moderate on Thursday. In her lawsuit Roginsky alleges that Scott did not investigate her claims of sexual advances towards her, and was one of a number of executives that encouraged Fox News contributors to retaliate against former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit a year ago against Ailes that eventually led to his resignation.

Last month, Fox ended its relationship with Bill O'Reilly, whose news programme was the most viewed on the channel, after reports that millions of dollars had been paid to settle allegations of sexual harassment.

Shine played a played a key role in building Fox News Channel into a cable juggernaut, having joined the 21st Century Fox unit when it first launched in 1996. "They will lead Fos News to an even more successful future", Mr. Murdoch said.

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Shine started his FNC career as the producer of "Hannity & Colmes" when the network launched in October 1996.

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Another day, another quake in the executive suite at Fox News.

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out of a job today. Both O'Reilly and Ailes have denied the many accusations lodged by female employees of Fox against them.

Last week, Hannity said if Shine was ousted, that would be the "total end of FNC as we know it". He said Shine's proximity to Fox's sexual harassment scandal caused his downfall. The two men, Roger Ailes loyalists, were promoted in August as a sign to O'Reilly and others that the network wouldn't drift away from its roots.