Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Resigns After Bill O'Reilly Shake-Up

Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Has Resigned

Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Has Resigned

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.

Host Sean Hannity defended the executive over the weekend, tweeting that Fox News without Shine would be "the total end of the FNC as we know it".

Suzanne Scott, Fox's executive vice president for programming and development, will now be president of programming, while Jay Wallace, EVP of news and editorial, will be president of news.

Reports of Shine's imminent departure began circulating last week, when Sherman reported 21 Century Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch was considering axing the co-president. He has repeatedly said he is being targeted in a malicious campaign to destroy Fox News.

"Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today", Murdoch wrote in a memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

"Suzanne and Jay are recognized industry leaders", Murdoch said in the statement. Shine has been formally accused of helping the network cover up the bad behavior of men like Ailes and O'Reilly, and of maintaining a toxic work environment at Fox News.

A group that pushed to have O'Reilly removed, Ultraviolet, said at the time that Shine covered up "systematic sexual harassment and abuse" at Fox, part of a bigger institutional problem at the channel.

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The exit of Shine, who has been with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News since its inception over 20 years ago, marks a key step in the attempt by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, who run the company, to clean house after a series of embarrassing revelations.

Other suits have mentioned Shine as allowing a workplace environment that fostered sexual harassment and racial discrimination. And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is.

According to the Daily Beast, Hannity was already panicking about the editorial angle the network might soon take, but with Shine gone, Hannity sees no reason to remain at Fox. Both O'Reilly and Ailes have denied the many accusations lodged by female employees of Fox against them.

Shine resigned Monday after a brief meeting with Rupert Murdoch during which Shine acknowledged that he'd become a "distraction", according to an account from NY magazine's Gabriel Sherman. Among others, former host Andrea Tantaros alleged in a suit previous year that she complained about Ailes' harassment of her to Shine, and Shine advised her against pursuing the claim.

"This doesn't fix Fox News's harassment problem".

The departure has been a major rumor over the last few days, thanks to network star Sean Hannity. Former Co-President Shine is a long-time friend and producing partner of Hannity, and his departure is said to have rattled the talking head.

Nevertheless, Mediatie is also reporting a super secret new conservative network is actively trying to get Hannity to come work for them.

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