Top Fox News Exec Michael Clemente Gets The Axe

Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente, who runs the network’s news operations, was fired from the network, a Fox source confirmed Tuesday.

A Fox News source told TPM his departure is not related to allegations of sexual harassment that have rocked the network in recent weeks.

Clemente, who was tasked with supervising long-form specials, is leaving the network to focus on breaking news, Variety reported.

News of the executive’s departure comes less than a week after network boss Roger Ailes announced his resignation from the network as he was embroiled in allegations of widespread sexual harassment, which sparked an internal probe into his conduct.

This post has been updated.

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