FOX is creating a new specials unit that will concentrate on long form programming. Roger Ailes has appointed Michael Clemente to oversee the new division as Executive Vice President of News Specials.
Clemente will oversee production of new programs and special LIVE events for FOX News Channel. John Stossel's specials for FOX News will also be part of this new division. Clemente says long-form programming has always been a passion of his and he's excited to transition from day-to-day news coverage to devote more time on deeply reported, compelling stories.
Replacing Clemente will be Jay Wallace. As the new EVP of News and Editorial, Wallace will manage the news division, including all political coverage and content from the DC bureau. Wallace says he's looking forward to expanding FOX News Channel's influence across all platforms as it approaches its 20th anniversary.
Today's restructuring basically creates three divisions in the FOX News Family: Long form programming headed by Clemente, News and Editorial headed by Wallace and News and Programming (including FOX Business Channel) headed by EVP Bill Shine.
All three report directly to Roger Ailes.