Fox FIRES America’s Newsroom presenter Ed Henry on sexual misconduct allegations
America’s Newsroom host Ed Henry has been fired on charges of sexual misconduct from a former employee – after a four-month leave of absence in 2016 over an extramarital affair with the cocktail waitress in Vegas
- America’s Newsroom presenter Ed Henry, 48, was fired by Fox on Wednesday for sexual misconduct accusations
- A complaint was filed by a former Fox employee on June 25
- It referred to deliberate sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago
- He was fired after an investigation
Fox News announced on Wednesday that it had fired American editor Ed Henry on charges of sexual misconduct.
In a memo to all employees, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace said they had received a complaint on June 25 from a former employee’s lawyer.
The complaint allegedly accused Henry, one of Fox’s leading newsreaders, of sexual workplace misconduct years ago.
The bottom line is that Henry rebuilt his career after a four-month leave in 2016 over an extramarital affair with a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas.
America’s Newsroom presenter Ed Henry, 48, was fired by Fox over charges of sexual misconduct
The memo added that Henry, 48, was suspended the same day the complaint was received pending investigation.
An external investigator was hired, and based on the results of that investigation, Fox fired Henry.
“We would do everything we could to point you to a very serious matter in an attempt to achieve full transparency, given the actions we have taken to improve culture here over the past four years,” the memo said.
FOX New Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct and discrimination. We will continue to strive for a safe and inclusive workplace for all workers’.
America’s Newsroom will now have rotating co-hosts joining Sandra Smith until a permanent replacement is mentioned.
Henry worked as a news anchor on Fox between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and was considered a rising star.
He joined Fox in 2011 and held the Obama administration as Fox’s chief correspondent in the White House.
Henry remained at the head of much of the network’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign before he was sidelined due to a gossip scandal.
He had slowly restored his career after a four-month leave ending in 2017, after reports of an extramarital affair he had with a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas had been published.
The report caused former Fox CEO Roger Ailes to publicly reprimand him, saying that “this raises serious questions about Ed’s lack of judgment, especially given his position as a journalist.”
Ailes was later expelled from Fox News when he was charged with sexual assault and intimidation by numerous women.
Fox did not provide details of the complaint that resulted in Henry’s resignation, only to say it happened “years ago.”
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