Roger Ailes

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Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes, June 2013.jpg
Ailes in June 2013
Born Roger Eugene Ailes
(1940-05-15)May 15, 1940
Warren, Ohio, United States
Died May 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 77)[1]
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Cause of death Complications from a fall
Alma mater Ohio University
Occupation Former President of Fox News
Chair of Fox Television
Stations
Years active 1962–2016
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Tilson (1998–2017; his death)
Children 1

Roger Eugene Ailes (May 15, 1940 – May 18, 2017)[2] was a Republican political operative. He worked for United States Presidents George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon. He founded Fox News Network with Rupert Murdoch. He is the president of Fox News Channel. He was chairman of Fox Television Stations Group. Ailes became President of NBC's Cable News and Business Channel in 1993.[3] While working for NBC, he created a cable talk channel called America's Talking in 1994. That channel later became MSNBC. In 1996 he left to join News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdoch, and launch News Corporation's Fox News Channel. He is Chief Executive Officer of Fox News Network.[4]

Ailes died at his Palm Beach, Florida on May 18, 2017 from complications of a fall at the age of 77.[5]

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  1. "Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77". http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html?sr=twCNN051817n/a1248PMVODtopLink&linkId=37723127.
  2. Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha Encyclopedia of Political Communication Sage Publications Volume 1 page 21
  3. Encyclopedia of Television edited by Horace Newcomb page 48
  4. http://www.nndb.com/people/449/000054287/
  5. Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77