- Name: Roger Ailes
- Age at Death: 77 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: TV Executive
- Net Worth: US $100 Million
- Status: Deceased
Roger Ailes was an American television producer and former Chairman and CEO of Fox News. He resigned in July 2016 due to sexual harassment allegations. He also served as a political consultant for a few former Republican presidents. Ailes was born to parents Robert and Donna on May 15, 1940 in Warren, Ohio. He had an older brother named Robert, Jr. Ailes attended Warren High School followed by Ohio University, Athens. He graduated in 1962 with a BA degree in radio and television.
Ailes began his career as a property assistant for KYW-TV in 1962. He served as executive producer for the television program ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ from 1967 to 1968. He won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on the show. Ailes served as a media adviser to Richard Nixon during his 1968 presidential campaign. His consulting firm, Ailes Communication, was founded a year later. Ailes served as a political consultant for Ronald Reagan and later for George H. W. Bush. He also served as an adviser during Donald Trump‘s 2016 debate preparations.
Ailes served as president of CNBC from 1993 to 1996. During his tenure, he created the channel ‘America’s Talking’ on which he hosted the talk show “Straight Forward”. The channel was eventually renamed to MSNBC. Ailes was hired by media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the founding CEO of Fox news in October 1996. He was named chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group in 2005. Ailes spent 20 years with Fox News from 1996 until his resignation in July 2016. He stepped down shortly after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Several other women have made similar claims, most notably journalist Megyn Kelly.
Roger Ailes died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 77. He fell and hit his head at his home in Palm Beach, Florida. His official cause of death was complications of subdural hematoma. He also suffered from hemophilia. Ailes was married three times. His third wife ‘Elizabeth Tilson’ was a former television executive. They were together from 1998 until his death 2017. They had a son named Zachary. Ailes had an estimated net worth of $100 million and he made a yearly salary of $20 million during his time at Fox. He was paid $40 million by Fox in 2016 to step down.
Roger Ailes Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Roger Eugene Ailes
- Birthday: May 15, 1940
- Place of Birth: Warren, Ohio, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Television Producer, Media Consultant, Entrepreneur
- Net Worth 2017: US $100 Million
- Marriage(s): Elizabeth Tilson
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: May 18, 2017
- Cause of Death: Fall / Subdural Hematoma
- Place of Death: Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.