Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77

The ex-chairman and founding father of Fox Information Roger Ailes has died aged 77, his household says.

An announcement from his spouse Elizabeth to US media stated she was “profoundly unhappy and heartbroken”, calling him a “patriot”.

Mr Ailes ran Fox Information because it launched in 1996, turning it right into a scores hit and vastly influential voice within the US political panorama.

However he stepped down final yr amid allegations of sexual assault.

On the time he stated he was resigning as a result of he had change into a “distraction”.

He as soon as served as a media advisor to former US President Richard Nixon, later advising Donald Trump throughout his marketing campaign final yr.

Mrs Ailes’ assertion stated: “Throughout a profession that stretched over greater than 5 many years, his work in leisure, in politics, and in information affected the lives of many hundreds of thousands.

“And so whilst we mourn his dying, we rejoice his life…”

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