A co-president at Fox News, Mr Bill Shine was forced out of the news corporation on Monday.
This comes as one of the events in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal which rocked the company prompting owners into making many managerial readjustments.
It will be recalled that former Chairman of Fox News Roger Ailes, a close ally of Bill Shine was relieved of his appointment 10 months ago follow numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
The departure of Mr Shine could be a signal of more changes to come as the owners – the Murdoch family – continue their housecleaning at the corporation.
Mr Shine was accused severally in lawsuits for covering up for his ally – Mr Ailes – behavior and dispelling whatever concerns came from women who complained.
He has however denied any wrongdoing. Calls for Mr Shine’s firing had continued to gain momentum especially from some advocacy groups after his name appeared in several new lawsuits against the news network.
Following his exit, the current president of programming Suzanne Scott has been promoted to fill the void created by Bill’s departure. Ms Scott is also noted to have had ties with sacked Mr Ailes, Bill’s ally.
Owners of 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News are anxious to get these events behind them as they inch close to a deal to acquire British TV and satellite Giants Sky.
Previous attempts to acquire Sky were snuffed by British regulatory agencies following the phone hacking scandal involving News of The World, a British tabloid owned by the Murdochs. The recent executive shake ups and high profile departures have continued to generate concern among employees at Fox News.