Since ascending to CEO of the unit that manages Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network 11 months ago, Suzanne Scott, 53, has presided over an organization that continues to be enveloped by a cyclone of criticism from detractors, who think Fox News functions as a propaganda machine for President Trump and his White House.
But Scott, like her late boss, Roger Ailes, who was forced out in 2016 amid a flood of sexual harassment allegations, is unapologetic about the channel’s primetime lineup of contentious right-wing hosts as she attempts to turn the page on an era of scandal and turmoil.
“We became No. 1 under President Bush. We stayed No. 1 under President Obama. We are still No. 1,” she says. “My focus is on business. We are the only ones with conservative talent in prime time. We believe in free speech. We fully support our prime-time talent, and we’re not going to let the voices of the few impact our business.””
— Los Angeles Informer (@losangelesinfor) April 4, 2019