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Suzanne Scott is first woman CEO at Fox News

IANS  |  Washington 

has a new CEO, Suzanne Scott, marking the first time a woman has run the

Rupert Murdoch, who took charge after was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal in 2016, will remain chairman of Scott will report to both Rupert and his son Lachlan, reported.

is effectively Scott's No. 2. His new title is of and editor.

For the past year, Scott has been the of programming, meaning she had oversight of opinion shows like "Fox & Friends" and "Hannity". Wallace has been of news, with oversight of shows like "Special Report".

They shared responsibilities with Fox News Jack Abernethy, who primarily ran business operations. The three executives have been credited with turning Fox News around in the wake of the scandal, reported.

Scott herself is mired in harassment claims. Staff were apparently aghast when she was promoted in 2017, as she had been the tasked with enforcing Ailes's miniskirt dress code for women.

Her appointment comes two days after Fox News paid about $10 million in a settlement that they hoped would resolve many of their outstanding racial and gender discrimination lawsuits, reported.

Scott will be of both Fox News and its Fox Business.

The changes were announced on Thursday as part of a broader reorganization of Fox.

The Murdochs have been preparing what they call "New Fox," a slimmed-down version of that will emerge once takes control of the existing company's movie studio, entertainment channels and other assets, the report added.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 09:50 IST