Top Fox Executive News Co-President Bill Shine resigned Monday following an increase in questions about his stewardship of the network in the wake of the Bill O’Reilly scandal and amid growing sexual harassment and racial discrimination allegations.
Shine, a Fox Executive promoted in August following Roger Ailes’ downfall over widespread sexual harassment claims, had faced growing scrutiny since top-rated host O’Reilly left last month following similar allegations.
Shine has been with Fox News since its inception over 20 years ago.
Last month, Julie Roginsky, a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor, sued the network and its former chairman, Roger Ailes, accusing them of denying her a permanent hosting job after she rebuffed Ailes’ sexual advances.
At the time, she also sued Shine a top executive, asserting that he failed to investigate her claims.
In August, Shine and Jack Abernethy were appointed as co-presidents to lead Fox News after Chief Executive Ailes resigned in July following sexual harassment allegations.
Shine is also senior executive vice president at Fox, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O).
Shine has been with the network for more than 20 years, brought on by current Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. Despite the elder Murdoch taking Shine and Abernethy out for lunch in what was interpreted as a public display of support, New York Magazine reported last week that a management shakeup was “looming” at Fox.