Roger Ailes created Fox News from the ground-up. Serving as chairman and CEO of the company, Ailes created the controversial politically-charged channel while serving as president of CNBC in the early 1990s.
He eventually left CNBC, and the rest was history. Last summer, Ailes resigned from his company amid sexual allegations from Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Ailes denied Carlson’s sexual harassment allegations against him.
Ailes’ career stretched five decades, not only reaching the political arena, but also dabbling in the entertainment field.
In a statement from wife Elizabeth Ailes, she says Roger was her best friend and a loving father to their son, Zachary. She even called him a patriot “grateful to live in a country which gave him opportunity to work hard, to rise-and to give back.”
Cause of death is unknown at the time. Prayers up for the Ailes family in this trying too.