Fox News Inks Co-Presidents Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy To New Deals
September 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PT)
FOX NEWS' recently-appointed Co-Presidents JACK ABERNETHY and BILL SHINE have inked new multi-year contracts with the network.
In a press release, 21ST CENTURY FOX, FOX NEWS, and FOX BUSINESS NETWORK Executive Chairman RUPERT MURDOCH said, “JACK and BILL have been instrumental in FOX NEWS’ continued dominance in the ratings and historic earnings performance. I am delighted they’ve each signed new deals, ensuring stability and leadership to help guide the network for years to come.”
In the same release, ABERNETHY and SHINE's joint statement read, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue leading FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS into the future and look forward to working alongside the incredible roster of talent, both on and off air, to make each network even more successful.”
ABERNETHY, also CEO of FOX TELEVISION STATIONS and previously EVP of FOX NEWS and head of FOX NEWS RADIO, and SHINE, formerly Senior EVP of Programming for FOX NEWS CHANNEL and FOX BUSINESS CHANNEL, were named to the Co-President posts after the departure of ROGER AILES under the cloud of sexual harassment allegations in a lawsuit by former FNC anchor GRETCHEN CARLSON, now settled.