Published: Wed, May 03, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out

The channel announced today that Bill Shine, who has been co-president of Fox News Channel since August, has resigned and will exit the company after a brief transition period. In the wake of Carlson's lawsuit, as many as 20 women came forward to accuse Ailes of sexual misconduct or harassment.

Fox News issued a few press releases on Monday. Jay also joined FOX News in 1996.

"Suzanne and Jay are recognized industry leaders", Murdoch said in the statement.

The owner of the network, Rupert Murdoch, and his sons who have taken over the business have fired Shine, with possibly more changes to come.

And questions are unlikely to die down.

Scott, who has been with Fox News since it launched in 1996, served as senior vice president of programming and development since 2009. To many, Shine was seen as providing a steady hand during the upheaval. Shine was named to replace his longtime boss, Roger Ailes. Shine has denied any knowledge of illegal or inappropriate conduct. "If I have anything to say about Fox News I will say it tonight at 10 [p.m.] EST", he tweeted.

"Fox News continues to break both viewing and revenue records, for which I thank you all", Murdoch wrote.

This comes exactly a week after Shine had a lunch meeting with Murdoch and his co-president, Jack Abernethy.

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Others took the time to remember Shine and his impact on the network.

FOLKENFLIK: Shine's answer was obviously yes. Another Fox personality, Sean Hannity, assured fans he was staying despite his public support for Shine, a close colleague.

Shine began at Fox News as Sean Hannity's producer and now that he is gone, all eyes turned to Hannity.

The terse and relatively upbeat announcement masked what has become an extraordinarily tumultuous nine months for Fox News. In another suit, on-air contributor Julie Roginsky claimed that Shine knew of Ailes's behavior but did not act. Ailes denies those charges.

Fox News has been hit with another high-profile departure.

O'Reilly was forced out last month, despite the support of the president. Lisa Bloom was Walsh's lawyer.

"They will lead Fox News to an even more successful future", Murdoch said in the statement. Prior to that, Shine oversaw all opinion programming and production as an Executive Vice President. Her lawsuit alleges that Mr Shine and other Fox executives "kept Ailes's conduct secret and enabled it".

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