Fox Anchor Ed Henry Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Claims
Fox viewers are pretty used to seeing Ed Henry on their screen. The anchor became the host of the America’s Newsroom program earlier this year and was on air for over 3 hours each day.
Henry will, however, no longer be appearing on Fox News at all. The anchor was fired by the network on Wednesday due to sexual misconduct claims. According to Fox, the alleged behavior occurred years ago.
Fox wrote in an internal memo, “On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago… Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated.”
Fox News internal memo: "On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago… Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 1, 2020
This wasn’t the first time Henry was involved in a sex scandal while working for Fox. In 2016, the anchor took a leave of absence after it was discovered that he was having an extramarital affair with a Las Vegas stripper.
A Fox spokesperson said at the time, “We recently became aware of Ed’s personal issues and he’s taking some time off to work things out.”
Henry has not responded to request for comment.