Fox News just confirmed that “America’s Newsroom” host Ed Henry has been fired as of Wednesday. The network reportedly fired Henry due to sexual misconduct allegations made by a former Fox employee on June 25.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace sent a memo to network staffers that they had received a complaint last week alleging willful sexual misconduct on Henry’s part two years ago.
Fox suspended Henry the day the complaint was filed and after outside investigators probed the complaint, the network opted to dismiss the prominent anchor.
“We would love to bring a very serious matter to your attention in an effort toward full transparency given the actions we have taken to improve the culture here over the past four years,” the memo read.
“FOX New Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct and discrimination. We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.”
Henry has been with Fox since 2011, originally joining the network as its White House correspondent during the Obama administration after leaving CNN. He moved to a position as a late-morning news anchor as he began climbing the ladder at Fox.
An extra-marital affair sidelined his career in 2016. He took a four-month leave of absence to work on his marriage with NPR’s Chief Washington Editor Shirley Hung after a Las Vegas cocktail waitress revealed that the two had been having an affair for ten months.
Henry rejoined the network as chief national correspondent in 2017. He then moved to co-host “America’s Newsroom” in December of 2019.
Details of the accusations against Henry have yet to be released, and the network only said that the alleged incident happened “years ago.”