Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fox News Axes Corp Comm. Exec VP; 'Financial Irregulariies' Alleged

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Brian Lewis, who has been at Roger Ailes' side since cable powerhouse Fox News Channel's inception 17 years ago, was terminated for cause July 25 and escorted from the premises where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, according to an account by The Hollywood Reporter.

The network issued a statement that Lewis was terminated for alleged breach of his employment contract and over purported issues involving "financial irregularities."  Lewis kept a watchful eye over public relations matters involving Fox News, Fox Business Network, 20th Television and Fox Television Stations, according to the THR article.

Lewis fostered a close relationship with Ailes and was considered his (far?) right-hand man. He joined Fox in 1996 as vice president of public relations and most recently, acted as a liason to author Zev Chafets, who recently completed a flattering biography of Ailes, Roger Ailes: Off Camera.
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