- Date of Birth:
- May 15, 1940
- 5' 9"
Roger Ailes (born on May 15, 1940 in Warren, Ohio) is an American TV executive. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations Group. He was also a political media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Roger also worked with Rudy Giuliani during his first mayoral campaign in 1989. In July 2016, Roger was sued by longtime Fox News host, Gretchen Carlson for sexual harassment and retaliation. Gretchen claimed Roger repeatedly made “sexual and/or sexist comments.” He was fired from Fox on July 19, 2016. Roger Ailes died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 77.
Best Known For:
Roger is best known for his role as Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations Group, as well as his controversy with comments made toward Gretchen Carlson and other female anchors at Fox.
Roger is married to former TV executive Elizabeth Tilson. They have one son and reside in upstate New York. Roger is a longtime friend of Barbara Walters. He has made sizable donations to his alma mater, Ohio University and their telecommunications program.