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Fox Boss Out

Sexual harassment allegedly reason

July 03, 2017 - 1:59 pm

Jamie Horowitz is a name most sports fans don't know.  But what they also don't know is the impact he's had on the way they consume sports.  Until today, he was the President of National Networks for Fox Sports.  Horowitz went Fox Sports 1 (FS1) a little over a year ago, and seemingly brought half of his former company, ESPN, with him (and half its payroll).  Most notable, he brought in Colin Cowherd and Skip Bayless.  Just last week, he made news buy dumping much of the editorial staff at foxsports.com, in favor of more video.  But today, Fox Sports President Eric Shanks used the 4th of July holiday to make the major announcement to his team that Horowitz is no longer employed.  According to Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily, Shanks wrote in a memo to staff...

"I regret to inform you that Jamie Horowitz, President of National Networks for FOX Sports, will be leaving FOX Sports effective immediately. We realize this news may come as a surprise for many of you, but we are confident in this decision."

Sports Illustrated updated the story Monday afternoon citing three sources in saying the ousting was amid a sexual harassment investigation of Horowitz.  His attorney vowed to fight the allegations.

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