America’s Newsroom anchor Ed Henry was fired from Fox News after an investigation into a sexual misconduct complaint. The former chief White House correspondent, who was involved in a cheating scandal in 2016, reportedly has a net worth of $3 million.
“On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employees’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace wrote in a memo to staff Wednesday morning.
“We immediately retained an outside law firm (which has never represented Fox News in investigations or litigation) to independently investigate the claims,” they added. “Ed was suspended the same day and immediately removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation. Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated.”
Henry joined Fox News in 2011 as its chief White House correspondent in 2011 after several years at CNN. He was named co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom” in late 2019.
“Fox News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination. We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees,” Scott and Wallace added in the email to employees.
Along with the announcement of Henry’s termination, the cable news channel said that a rotating group of anchors will co-host America’s Newsroom alongside Sandra Smith until a replacement for the 48-year-old is named.
This is not the first time Henry has been involved in a controversy. In 2016, he took a few months of leave of absence after In Touch Weekly reported he was having an alleged extramarital affair with a Vegas cocktail waitress. The magazine, at the time, published sexually charged texts exchanged between the two.
The anchor has been married to TV producer Shirley Henry since 2010 and they have two children together.
When he returned to Fox News after nearly four months off the air, he shifted to a new position as chief national correspondent and periodically served as a rotating co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend.
(Correction: An earlier version of this article implied that Ed Henry returned as a permanent co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend. The error is regretted.)