Fox News Fires Ed Henry Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Fox News has fired longtime host Ed Henry amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Henry, the co-host of the Fox News program “America’s Newsroom,” has been fired following an investigation into a claim of “willful sexual misconduct” made against him by a former employee.

Henry had served as a co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom” since January and had been with the network since 2011.

Previously, he had been the network’s chief White House correspondent and then its chief national correspondent.

“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,” an internal memo from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and network president and executive editor Jay Wallace reads.

“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,” the memo adds.

“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,” it said.

“Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated,” the memo added.

Fox will search for a permanent replacement to co-host “America’s Newsroom” along with Sandra Smith, but in the meantime, a rotating cast of co-anchors will take Henry’s place.

“As all of you know, in January 2017 we overhauled our entire Human Resources operation and instituted extensive mandatory annual Inclusion and Harassment Prevention training which has since educated our entire workforce,” the Fox memo read.

“We encourage any employee who has sexual harassment, discrimination or misconduct complaint of any form to report it immediately, as we have said repeatedly over the last four years.”

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