Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire Image Lachlan Murdoch, right, with broad experience in his father’s media empire, has long been Rupert Murdoch’s favored successor. But he abruptly left the family business in 2005 after sparring with the pugnacious leader of Fox News, Roger Ailes. Lachlan Murdoch currently serves as executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox and executive co-chairman of News Corp.
Some of Fox News' most-watched shows are also pro-Trump. Jack Abernethy, who had been co-president of Fox News since August 2016, will no longer have a formal role in the operation. The statement made no mention of current 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, an apparent confirmation of prior reports that said he would not be a part of the new Fox. Want more? Roginsky, a former Fox News contributor, said Scott was a member of a team of senior executives who “retaliated” against employees or contributors who complained about Ailes’ alleged harassment.