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Thu May 17, 2018, 02:36 PM

Fox News' New CEO Enabled Roger Ailes' Harassment Culture, Lawsuits Say

Source: The Daily Beast




Suzanne Scott is now the network’s first female CEO, but she was named in multiple lawsuits as playing a role in enabling rampant sexual harassment at Fox.

ANDREW KIRELL
05.17.18 1:00 PM ET

After getting rid of the men long in charge of the network’s infamous culture of sexual harassment and exploitation, Fox News got its first female chief executive officer Thursday.

Her name, however, is all-too-familiar to women who accused the network’s executives of protecting its powerful stars from accusations of rampant sexual misconduct.

This morning, 21st Century Fox Chairman Lachlan Murdoch announced that Suzanne Scott will take over as the network’s first female CEO. She was promoted to Fox News’ head of programming just last year, following [link:https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-tarnish-that-could-finish-bill-shine-the-butler-of-fox-news|the exit of longtime Ailes henchman Bill Shine.
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“Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of Fox News and she has now made history as its first female CEO,” Murdoch said of Scott, a 22-year Fox veteran who rose up the ranks from programming assistant to executive producer to CEO. “Her vision and innovation have helped create some of the most popular and lucrative prime-time programs on cable and... I am confident that Suzanne’s leadership will ensure the dominance of both Fox News & [Fox Business Network] for years to come.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-new-ceo-enabled-roger-ailes-harassment-culture-lawsuits-say?ref=home

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