Fox News Fires Another Longtime Employee—This Time It's the Co-President

  • Source: CNN
  • by: Dylan Byers and Brian Stelter
Fox News Fires Another Longtime Employee—This Time It's the Co-President
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Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at the network, the latest casualty in the scandal that has plagued Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox since last summer.

Shine's departure was announced Monday. The network said he resigned.

"This is a significant day for all at Fox News," Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement announcing Shine's resignation. "Bill has played a huge role in building Fox News to its present position as the nation's biggest and most important cable channel in the history of the industry. His contribution to our channel and our country will resonate for many years."

Shine, who had been with Fox since its inception in 1996, was a right-hand man to former Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

He was promoted to co-president last summer after Ailes was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal.
 Source: CNN

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