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There’s another shake-up happening at Fox News.
The conservative network has announced that Jacqui Heinrich will serve as a White House correspondent covering the Oval Office.
“During her time at Fox, Heinrich has covered both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, Biden’s inauguration ceremonies, and all the major development on Capitol Hill from former President Trump’s second impeachment to the ongoing congressional debate over infrastructure spending,” The Hill reported.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to report on the highest levels of the United States government for our audience and look forward to working closely with our incredibly talented team,” she said.
Heinrich took to Twitter to share the appointment with Fox News viewers:
“Honored to have this privilege and eager to carry out my duty of fair, tough, and honest reporting,” she wrote. “See you soon, from the White House!”
Honored to have this privilege and eager to carry out my duty of fair, tough, and honest reporting. See you soon, from the White House! https://t.co/aHykuOCvcV
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 5, 2021
Heinrich will be joining Peter Doocy, who has made a name for himself after a slew of tense and notable encounters with Joe Biden and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Heinrich is promising tough reporting, which will likely look to continue aggressive reporting of the Biden administration.
Fox News also announced that Aishah Hasnie will be tapped to replace Heinrich in her former role as a congressional correspondent.
Fox News President Jay Wallace made note of the big moves, saying “we look forward to adding Jacqui to our outstanding White House team alongside Peter Doocy and are pleased to welcome Aishah and Alex to our exceptional Washington bureau.”
This has already been quite a month for Fox News.
News of the shake-up comes days after Fox News parted ways with legal contributor Andrew Napolitano after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by a production assistant.
“Upon first learning of John Fawcett’s allegations against Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Media immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties,” a Fox News Media spokesperson said.
“The network and Judge Napolitano have since parted ways. We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, are committed to providing a safe, transparent, and collaborative workplace environment for all our employees, and took immediate, appropriate action,” the statement added.
“Furthermore, the additional allegations laid out in this claim are completely baseless and nothing more than a desperate attempt at a payday by trying the case in the court of public opinion as the complaint does not meet the standards of the law. We will defend the matter vigorously in court,” the statement concluded.
Breaking: Fox News announces it has parted ways with Judge Napolitano hours after lawsuit filed accusing him of harassing male employees. | Just The News https://t.co/J6GXYurKBj
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 3, 2021
On Monday, 27-year-old John Fawcett sued Fox News, claiming that he faced racist and sexist remarks by host Larry Kudlow, sexual harassment by analyst Andrew Napolitano, and a myriad of other allegations.
According to the complaint, Napolitano sexually harassed Fawcet and other young men at the network and Fox News reportedly refused to investigate the claims.
The lawsuit describes Napolitano as a “gay male program host” and alleges that Napolitano has a history of abusing young men.
The lawsuit reads like a TMZ gossip blog. pic.twitter.com/NjaU8eC4Km
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 2, 2021
The lawsuit also makes some shocking allegations against Larry Kudlow, the former economic adviser in the Trump White House.
According to the complaint, Fawcett first started working for Lou Dobbs as a production assistant.
When Dobbs’ show was canceled and taken over by Larry Kudlow, the network allowed Kudlow to “inherit the production team of Mr. Dobbs,” which included Fawcett.
Fawcett alleges that Kudlow “has used ethnic slurs and made sexually inappropriate comments about women in front of multiple staff members, including [Fawcett].”
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