(DAILY NEWS) As 21st Century Fox negotiates an exit package with embattled Fox News chief Roger Ailes, one that is expected to conclude imminently, the parent company is also scrambling to put a succession plan together.
Among the names that have emerged: Bill Shine, a longtime Fox News executive who runs primetime programming and also oversees Fox Business Network; Jay Wallace, who in April was promoted to executive vpnews and editorial; Jesse Angelo, CEO and publisher of the New York Post; and David Rhodes, a former Fox News staffer who is now president of CBS News.
Sources have dismissed reports that the Murdochs would bring in someone from their British broadcaster Sky. And Rhodes is seen as a real long shot. He has maintained a relationship with Ailes, buthe is under contract at CBS, where he has a strong relationship with president and CEO LeslieMoonves, whois known to keep favored executives around for decades.
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