Fox News names Abernethy, Shine as co-presidents

The FOX News workspace at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. - Credit: FOX News

Veteran Fox executives Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine will become the new co-presidents of Fox News Channel.

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of company parent 21st Century Fox, announced the new management structure on Friday. Murdoch has been running the news network since the resignation of Roger Ailes last month following allegations of sexual harassment.

Abernethy has been the CEO of the Fox Television Stations, running the 28 Fox-owned stations across the country. He'll keep that job, and oversee all business operations of Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network.

Shine, one of Ailes' top deputies, will run programming for both networks.

Both men will report to Murdoch.