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Suzanne Scott to head Fox News


(Corrects paragraph 3 to say took charge of after exit, removes reference to him being in paragraph 2)

(Reuters) - on Thursday was named as the of Twenty First Century Inc's Channel and Fox Business Network.

Scott, who will be the first woman to head Fox News, was most recently at both networks.

took charge of following the exit of Roger over sexual harassment charges. Ailes, who started Fox News in 1996, had turned the network into a booming voice for conservatives. He passed away in May 2017.

Scott will report to Rupert Murdoch, Twenty First Century Fox's Executive and Lachlan Murdoch, of Twenty First Century Fox, and the and CEO of the proposed New Fox following Twenty First Century Fox's deal with Walt Disney Co .

Fox agreed last year to sell the bulk of its film and TV assets to Disney in a $52.4 billion stock deal. The new Fox will include its news divisions, Fox sports, stations group, and sports

Fox News on Thursday also named as its

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by and Sriraj Kalluvila)

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:21 IST