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FOX News appoints two co-presidents

FOX NewsFOX News announced that is has appointed Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy and senior executive vice president Bill Shine to serve as co-presidents.

Mr. Shine has served as Senior Executive Vice President of Programming for FNC and FBN since August 2014.

Previously, he oversaw all opinion programming and production as an Executive Vice President.

Mr. Shine notably launched a new primetime line-up in the fall of 2013, which included the debut of The Kelly File, now the second highest rated show in cable news behind only The O’Reilly Factor.

Mr. Shine has led FNC’s powerhouse daytime and primetime programming to its number one status in cable news for 175 consecutive months, routinely topping basic cable for multiple quarters as well.

Mr. Shine began his career at FNC as producer of Hannity & Colmes when the network launched in October 1996. Under his direction, Hannity & Colmes’ ratings grew 200% and became a formidable competitor to CNN’s Larry King Live.

Mr. Shine also served as the executive producer of The Pulse, an investigative newsmagazine on the FOX Broadcasting Network from 2001 to 2003. He was named Network Executive Producer in December 2000 and was promoted to Vice President, Production in 2003.

Prior to FNC, Mr. Shine was the producer/director of the late night show Final Edition at News Talk Television. He began his career in 1985 as a producer/director at WLIG-TV in Long Island, New York.

In addition, Suzanne Scott has been named Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for FNC.

Ms. Scott has served as Senior Vice President of Programming and Development since 2009.

Having worked at FNC since its inception, Ms. Scott has risen through the ranks in a number of programming positions, including Vice President of Programming (2007), Network Executive Producer (2005) as well as associate producer, producer and senior producer of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (2002-2005).

In addition, Ms. Scott is responsible for the launch of numerous on-air and digital initiatives, including the 2002 primetime debut of On the Record. She began her career at FNC as a programming assistant and served in the same capacity at CNBC prior to this.


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