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Maria Bartiromo to start at Fox Business on Feb. 1

Maria Bartiromo to start at Fox Business on Feb. 1

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Maria Bartiromo, who left CNBC in November, starts at Fox Business News in New York on Feb. 1, Fox News President Roger Ailes announced Wednesday.

New York appeals court protects reporter from revealing sources

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A reporter who refused to reveal sources for her exclusive Aurora theater massacre story does not have to appear in Colorado, a New York court said Tuesday.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck bids farewell to 'The View'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck bids farewell to 'The View'

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the lone conservative panelist on "The View," confirmed on the air that Wednesday is her last day on the New York chat show.
Sarah Palin headed back to Fox News

Sarah Palin headed back to Fox News

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is returning as a paid contributor to Fox News starting Monday, the network said.

Justice Department wanted indefinite tracking of Fox reporter's email

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors asked a judge to defer indefinitely notifying a Fox News reporter his email was being monitored in a national security probe, records indicate.
Palin's contract with Fox not renewed

Palin's contract with Fox not renewed

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin is no longer under contract as a contributor at Fox News Channel, the network confirmed.
Kucinich: Fox always let me share my views

Kucinich: Fox always let me share my views

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is now a Fox News Channel analyst and will make his first appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" Thursday, the network said.
Report: Fox News reduces Rove's role

Report: Fox News reduces Rove's role

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Fox News chief Roger Ailes has directed the U.S. broadcasting outlet to limit Republican strategist Karl Rove's on-air appearances, New York magazine reported.
Ailes encouraged Petraeus to run for prez

Ailes encouraged Petraeus to run for prez

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Fox News chief Roger Ailes last year encouraged U.S. Gen. David Petraeus to turn down the CIA and instead run for president, The Washington Post reported.
Newspaper ad directed at Fox News

Newspaper ad directed at Fox News

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Jewish organization has purchased a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal calling for sanctions on Fox News chief Roger Ailes and commentator Glenn Beck.
Ailes: Fox assured Obama of fair coverage

Ailes: Fox assured Obama of fair coverage

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes says he and Fox owner Rupert Murdoch met with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama and assured him of fair coverage.
Ex-Bush spokesman Tony Snow dies at 53

Ex-Bush spokesman Tony Snow dies at 53

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Former White House press secretary and Fox News Channel host Tony Snow died Saturday from cancer at age 53, the network said.

Fox News woos CNN's Cheatwood

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- "CNN Headline News" Executive Producer Joel Cheatwood is will become vice president of development at Fox News, it was reported Thursday.

Nevada Dems cancel Fox presidential debate

LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- An after-dinner remark by the chairman of Fox News was being blamed Saturday for the decision to cancel a televised Democratic presidential debate in Nevada. The Silver State's party officials announced Friday night that it was scuttling the planned Aug.

Fox News CEO warns against debate boycotts

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, speaking in Washington, warned presidential candidates about pulling out of debates based on a sponsoring media company. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards dropped out of an August debate planned by the Nevada Democra
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Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX Television Stations, arrives at the 18th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on October 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. Mr. Ailes was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989.

Ailes was born and grew up in the factory town of Warren, Ohio, the son of Donna Marie (née Cunningham) and Robert Eugene Ailes, a factory maintenance foreman. Ailes suffers from hemophilia and was often hospitalized as a youth. Ailes attended the Warren City Schools. Later, he was inducted into the Warren High Schools' Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Ailes graduated in 1962 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, receiving a BA.

Ailes' career in television began in Cleveland and Philadelphia, where he started as property assistant (1962) producer(1965) and executive producer(1967–1968) for KYW-TV, for a then-locally produced talk-variety show, The Mike Douglas Show. He later became executive producer for the show, which was syndicated nationally. He was nominated for, but failed to win a Daytime Emmy Awards for it in 1968. It was in this position, in 1967, that he had a spirited discussion about television in politics with one of the show's guests, Richard Nixon, who took the view that television was a gimmick. Later, Nixon called on Ailes to serve as his executive producer of TV. Nixon's election victory was only Ailes's first venture into the political spotlight. His pioneering work in framing national campaign issues and making the stiff Nixon more likeable and accessible to voters was chronicled in The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss.

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