Fox News reporter Janice Dean openly cried on ‘Fox and Friends’ while remembering the late Fox News chairman Roger Ailes on May 18. Roger was the Fox News head for 21 years, and deeply affected Janice’s life, she shared in a heartfelt speech.
Janice Dean had major respect for Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, 77, who died on May 18 from unknown causes. Janice helped break the news of Roger’s death on Fox and Friends that morning, and visibly weeped on the couch next to the show’s cohosts. The Fox News reporter was emotional over Roger’s death because of the times he offered her support and love during a difficult time in her life. “When I was diagnosed with MS, [Roger] called and said, ‘whatever we can do for your family, because we are a family.'” What a sweet story.
Janice was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005 while she was a meteorologist at Fox News. She was preparing on vacation and started experiencing strange and troubling symptoms, like numbness in her feet and legs. She was told she had the devastating illness shortly after by a neurologist. Janice had tons of support at Fox News after her diagnosis, from Roger, as she said, and from Fox Business News anchor Neil Cavuto. Neil also suffers from MS.
She isn’t the only member of the Fox News family to get emotional on the air during the announcement. Fox and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt had kind words to say about Roger, briefly touching on the sex scandal that led to his resignation from the network: “Many people out there would say that he saved this country by starting the Fox News Channel. He put food on our table, and you know, he went out in such a sad way. Who doesn’t have sins? We all have our sins, we all have our cross to bear. Roger, I love you. You gave me an opportunity, and I will be forever, ever, ever grateful. I would not have this job if it weren’t for you. And I hope you rest in peace and that you are in peace.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Roger’s loved ones.