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Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has parted company with Bill Shine, the co-president of Fox News Channel, who becomes the latest figure to leave the network since it was rocked by a damaging sexual harassment scandal.

Mr Murdoch said Mr Shine, who has worked for the network since its launch 20 years ago, had resigned and would leave the company after helping with a managerial transition. “This is a significant day for all at Fox News,” he said.

Mr Shine’s departure comes two weeks after Bill O’Reilly, the star Fox News presenter, was dismissed following an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed female colleagues. Roger Ailes, the channel’s former chairman, was fired last summer over similar allegations.

21st Century Fox declined to comment on Mr Shine’s departure beyond a prepared statement but a person briefed on the decision said it had concluded Fox News needed new management and a fresh approach.

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