Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Departs Network

Veteran was named in some harassment suits

Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine has resigned from the top-rated network, which has been trying to dig itself out from allegations of sexual and racial discrimination.

Shine was named co-president of Fox News last year when chairman Roger Ailes was ousted in the wake of a sexual harassment suit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Last month, Fox News' highest-rated host Bill O'Reilly was also forced out amid reports of a series of payments made to settle sexual harassment allegations.

Both Ailes and O'Reilly have denied any wrong doing.

Shine was named in some of the complaints for failing to take aggressive action in response to complaints about Fox News personnel.

Jack Abernethy remains co-president of Fox News and CEO of Fox Television Stations.

Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace were promoted in the management shakeup. Scott was named president of programming. She had been executive VP. Wallace was named president of Fox News Channel. He had been executive VP.

Fox News has been a huge money maker for parent company 21st Century Fox and a powerful force in conservative and Republican politics by offering what it calls a "fair and balanced" alternative to the older news networks.