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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2006 file photo, Jack Abernethy, CEO of the Fox (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

2 Fox News executives take Roger Ailes' place at the head of the news channel



Rupert Murdoch, the founder of Fox News Channel made two longtime Fox executives, Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine the new co-presidents of the news network. Murdoch's appointment on Friday is an attempt by the channel find a path forward after last month's controversial departure of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, after a number of sexual harassment allegations. 

Like Ailes, who was at the helm of Fox News since it started in 1996, both Abernethy and Shine have been with the news channel right from the beginning.

Who's doing what at Fox now:

Shine will run the editorial operations for both Fox News and its sister channel, Fox Business Network. Abernethy on the other hand, will run Fox's 28 local stations while also taking charge of the business operations of the two networks. 

Fox also announced Suzanna Scott will be made the  executive in charge of Fox News' daytime and prime-time programming. Her promotion comes amidst many weeks of negative publicity regarding the treatment of women at Fox, after Ailes' exit. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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