Fox News has let go of one of its most popular news anchors, Ed Henry, after receiving sexual harassment from years ago.
Ed Henry, the co-host of America’s Newsroom, began his career in 2003 providing political analysis on WMAL Morning News and The Chris Core Show, in Washington D.C.
Henry later became the moderator of Inside Politics on CNN, eventually becoming CNN’s senior White House correspondent in 2008. Henry left CNN for Fox in 2011, becoming Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News Channel.
Fox released an internal statement, “On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,” Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace wrote in an email to employees.
“Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated,” they said.
It was also announced that America’s Newsroom would see rotating hosts until a permanent replacement is found.
This is the second notable figure fired by Fox due to sexual harassment allegations.
Bill O’Reilly was terminated by Fox in 2017. The former O’Reilly Factor host, had the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years.
O’Reilly’s was terminated in 2017 after a New York Times investigation revealed that he had paid six women nearly $50 million to settle various sexual harassment lawsuits.
Fox News terminated O’Reilly’s employment in April 2017.