Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said a new report about chief White House correspondent Ed Henry raises “serious questions” about the reporter’s “lack of judgment.”
“Especially given his position as a journalist,” Ailes added in a statement to the Washington Post.
The cable news network previously announced Henry was “taking some time off to work things out” after In Touch Weekly reported that he was involved in an on-going affair with a Las Vegas hostess.
Ailes’ latest comments come on the heels of a National Enquirer report that further details Henry’s alleged affair. The Enquirer report offers raunchy details that include Henry allegedly spending $2,000 at a strip club on “private lap dances and champagne.”
Before taking his leave of absence, Henry was covering the Hillary Clinton campaign for Fox News. The Ailes statement is a strong sign that Henry won’t be returning to the campaign trail for the network anytime in the near future — if he ever does.
Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004 to 2011, serving as the network’s senior White House correspondent and a congressional correspondent. He and NPR’s Shirley Hung married in 2010.