Roger Ailes Reportedly Being Ousted from Fox News

The 76-year-old exec is embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit, a management investigation, and a PR nightmare.

Roger Ailes
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Roger Ailes' days as Fox News CEO are numbered, reports New York magazine. According to their sources, the 76-year-old exec will be removed from his post by Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James—co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox.

The decision comes after the filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who claims she was fired after rebuffing Ailes' advances. And while the lawsuit may have been the jumping off point, sources tell New York that it has expanded into a full-blown investigation of Ailes' management style.

No formal announcement has been made by Fox News, but one is expected as early as this week.

For more on the sexual harassment case, see our interview with Carlson's lawyer here:


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