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  • "I am personally committed to ensuring that Fox News remains a distinctive, powerful voice. Our nation needs a robust Fox News to resonate from every corner of the country, "Murdoch said in a statement Thursday after Ailes, 76, resigned under pressure as chief executive while fighting a workplace misconduct suit. He will run Fox News and its sister Fox Business...

  • NEW YORK— As a TV impresario and political puppet-master, Roger Ailes is unmatched in our time. He didn't invent anything, as Ted Turner did with "superstations" and cable news. It has been the ratings leader for 15 years and is hugely profitable for parent company 21st Century Fox.

  • Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News, will assume the role of CEO Fox News and Fox Business Network on an interim basis, the company said on Thursday. However, he added: "I will not allow my presence to become a distraction from the work that must be done every day to ensure that Fox News and Fox Business...

  • NEW YORK— Roger Ailes' successor at Fox News faces a delicate task in changing the culture of a news organization forever identified with one man, and push it forward for a new generation without alienating an audience that has made it a tremendously lucrative business. But Murdoch, the 85- year-old executive chairman of 21st Century Fox who hired Ailes to invent...

  • Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News, will assume the role of CEO Fox News and Fox Business Network on an interim basis, the company said on Thursday. However, he added: "I will not allow my presence to become a distraction from the work that must be done every day to ensure that Fox News and Fox Business...

  • Network parent 21st Century Fox said Thursday that Rupert Murdoch, the company's executive chairman, would run Fox News and its sister Fox Business Network, which Ailes had also led, until a successor could be found. Murdoch and 21st Century Fox didn't address the widening scandal in the statement on the resignation but lauded Ailes for his contributions.

  • Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network, the company said on Thursday. However, he added: "I will not allow my presence to become a distraction from the work that must be done every day to ensure that Fox News and Fox Business...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • July 21- The following is the full text of the resignation letter sent by Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes to Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News. With your support, I am proud that we have built Fox News and Fox Business Channels into powerful and lucrative news organizations that inform our audience...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • NEW YORK— May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio. 1970 s: Produces television programs and plays including "The Hot l Baltimore," which opens off- Broadway in New York in 1973 and runs for three years. 1989-91: Manages the unsuccessful first campaign by Rudolph Giuliani for mayor of New York, and the unsuccessful campaign of Jim Courter for governor of New Jersey.

  • A file photo of Roger Ailes from July, 2006.

    Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said.

  • July 6: Carlson sues network chief executive Roger Ailes, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace. July 9: New York magazine publishes allegations of sexual misconduct by Ailes from six other women, two of whom speak on the record. Cavuto joins a number of female Fox News on-air...

  • Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network. Republican presidents, including George H.W. Bush, and turned Fox News into the most-watched U.S. cable news channel. Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes earlier this...

  • Network parent 21st Century Fox said that Rupert Murdoch, the company's executive chairman, would run Fox News and its sister Fox Business Network, which Ailes had also led, until a successor could be found. "I am personally committed to ensuring that Fox News remains a distinctive, powerful voice," Murdoch said. Cutting short a vacation, the 85- year-old Murdoch...

  • July 21- Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a money-making ratings powerhouse, has resigned as chairman and chief executive of the popular cable channel following allegations of sexual harassment, according to the company. The media executive and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the parent of Fox News, had been in negotiations over his departure, a person briefed...

  • Ailes out, Rupert Murdoch to take on role

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Roger Ailes' resignation from Twenty First Century Fox.

  • TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC- RUPERT MURDOCH TO ASSUME ROLE OF CHAIRMAN AND ACTING CEO OF FOX NEWS CHANNEL AND FOX BUSINESS NETWORK.

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who is expected to soon exit Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • Ann Coulter on Roger Ailes and Fox News

    Ann Coulter, author and columnist, weighs in on Roger Ailes and the future of Fox News.