Shine took over as co-president along with Jack Abernethy in August 2016, a month after Roger Ailes stepped down as CEO in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Other top hosts who left the network are Megyn Kelly (who starts on NBC in June) and Greta Van Susteren (now on MSNBC). O'Reilly has denied the allegations.
Fox News star Sean Hannity is looking to leave the network and may be out by the end of the week, according to a Daily Beast report. Luhn claims that Shine arranged for her to travel to NY for trysts with Ailes, and when she suffered mental health troubles as a result of Ailes' alleged abuse, Shine tried to get her to see a psychiatrist.
Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out of a job today. Wallace was named president of Fox News Channel. Current executive vice president Suzanne Scott assumes the role of president of programming for the network; she has been with Fox News since 1996 in multiple production and creative areas. At some point, though, Shine's position will be filled, sources close to the matter said. One of the women who accused Mr Ailes, Julie Roginsky, also blamed Fox's management for trying to cover up for him in a complaint made to New York City's Human Rights Commission. Last month, after the New York Times reported that five women had received $13 million in settlements following harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly, the host was also pushed out during a high-profile advertiser boycott.
A low-profile but powerful media executive, Shine's future came under scrutiny amid a spate of lawsuits facing the company, though he has never been accused of sexually harassing behavior himself.
Fox News, however, said in a statement speaking on behalf of Hannity and the network: "This is completely untrue.""His contribution to our channel and our country will resonate for many years". Sean Hannity recently sounded the alarm over what he worries will be the end of Fox News (as people know it), and Hannity won't be thrilled to hear the latest update.
Shine, who has been cited in at least two sexual harassment lawsuits against Fox News, was widely viewed as a holdover who had to go.
Murdoch is often reluctant to make major personnel changes - particularly at a lucrative asset like Fox News, which is a giant and reliable moneymaker for 21st Century Fox.