LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Fox News Names Roger Ailes' Replacements

Two Fox News insiders have been tapped to fill the shoes of outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Roger Ailes, who was forced to resign as a result of allegations he sexually harassed a former female news anchor.

Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy were named as co-presidents in a statement released by Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Shine will direct all programming at Fox News and Fox Business Network. Abernethy will handle the business side: finance, sales, advertising and distribution for both networks.

Fox News also announced the retirement of Mark Kranz, chief financial officer, who had been with the network since 1997.

"Bill Shine has developed and produced a signature primetime that has dominated the cable news landscape for 14 of his 20 years with FOX News," Murdoch said in his statement. "Jack was integral to the launch and success of FOX News nearly 20 years ago and we're delighted he's returning to take on this additional role. "

Shine and Abernethy were promoted as the company is dealing with the fallout from a lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, alleging that Ailes pressured her for sex and then retaliated against her when she rebuffed him. Since then, several other female employees, past and current, have made similar allegations.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)