Fox News has named the replacement for CEO Roger Ailes, who was ousted in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations — and in the spirit of “Time’s Up,” the new chief executive of the top-rated cable news network is a woman: veteran programming executive Suzanne Scott.
The appointment of Scott as CEO of both Fox News and Fox Business Network comes amid a larger restructuring of 21st Century Fox as part of its deal with Disney, which is acquiring the bulk of the company’s assets. CNN reports that Rupert Murdoch, who acted as CEO after Ailes was forced out, will continue to serve as executive chairman of the reformed parent company along with his son, Lachlan.
Scott has been with Fox News since it launched in 1996 and spent several years helping develop and oversee programming at the network. She served as president of programming for the last year; she has also served previously as president of news at the network.
In a statement Thursday, Lachlan Murdoch praised Scott for her “vision and innovation” and expressed confidence in her ability to help shape and lead the “New Fox” in the coming years.
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