Roger Ailes, the conservative mastermind behind the Fox News empire, will remain in charge after signing a new four-year contract. Political media analyst Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast broke the news on Twitter, and News Corp confirmed it with a release this afternoon.
Ailes, 72, has run Fox News since it was founded in 1996. Under his watch, the station became the home of conservative pundits like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, and Fox News has dominated its competition at CNN and MSNBC in the ratings. READ FULL STORY »