By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
A new kingmaker has emerged at FOX News.
In the latest shakeup at the network, longtime Sean Hannity producer who now serves as the chief overseeing the FOXNews.com digital domain, Porter Berry took command of the network’s latest reshuffle in the post-Presidential election dust-up.
The Daily Beast reports that Berry axed 16 staffers at FOX’s digital arm — including longtime FOX News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt, who drew ire from FOX’s conservative base when he called the state of Arizona for President-elect Joe Biden early on Election night.
Berry, a native of Oklahoma City, oversees FOXNews.com, FOXBusiness.com and the FOX News app. He has risen through the ranks at FOX News, executive-producing for Sean Hannity and then the FOX News hit show, “The Five,” before being tapped by FOX News boss Rupert Murdoch to lead FOXNews.com.
It remains to be seen who exactly will fill the spots vacated by Stirewalt and the dozen others thrown off the ship, but one thing is certain — Berry’s power player status: firmly intact.
Source for the Daily Beast link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-launches-purge-to-get-rid-of-real-journalists