Ed Henry Fired From Fox News Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Fox News anchor Ed Henry was fired from the network after an external investigation of “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace," The Hill reported on Wednesday.
- Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace wrote in an internal company memo obtained by The Hill: “We would like to bring a very serious matter to your attention in an effort toward full transparency given the many actions we have taken to improve the culture here over the last four years.”
"On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago. We immediately retained an outside law firm (which has never represented Fox News in investigations or litigation) to independently investigate the claims. Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation," they said.
- The memo continued: "Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated."
- Scott and Wallace wrote in the email that "Fox News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination,” adding: “We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.”
According to The Hill, Henry spent several years at CNN before joining Fox News in 2011, where he was named co-anchor of America’s Newsroom late last year.
The network said it will rotate anchors in to fill Henry’s spot on "America’s Newsroom" alongside co-anchor Sandra Smith.