Fox News names Suzanne Scott to replace Roger Ailes as CEO

Fox News just shook everything up, but it was not with a political story.

Rupert Murdoch turned more than a few heads when he named Suzanne Scott the new CEO of Fox News.

Different Culture

Upper management at Fox News was making headlines last year for all the wrong reasons.

It seemed as though almost every day there was another allegation of sexual misconduct plaguing the network.

As you may recall, one of the networks most successful hosts, Bill O’Reilly, was brought up on allegations and lost his job over it.

But, what really ran a wrecking ball through the network were the allegations made against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News at the time.

Once the dam broke, more and more women came forward.

The move to announce a woman as a CEO signifies a major swing in attitude and culture for the network.

Stopping the Leaks

While Fox News is still dominating virtually every time slot for a cable news channel, the network is under attack.

The Ailes controversy cost the network several notable female personalities.

Now, Fox finds itself in a battle with several smaller networks looking to take a bite out of Fox’s ratings.

Recent reports have several past and current personalities being wooed away from Fox.

As of yet, none of the current personalities have jumped ship.

However, the menu of past personalities, such as Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly, is a big enough threat that Fox News knows it needed to make some changes to continue to dominate the market.

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Scott will report directly to both Rupert Murdoch and his son, Lachlan.

She is also the first female CEO of Fox News.

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