Former Fox News Exec Picked To Head Newsmax

A former Fox News executive has a new job. Michael Clemente has been chosen to run Newsmax and oversee the entrance into TV content.

According to the AP:

NEW YORK (AP) — Newsmax on Monday hired a former Fox News Channel executive to run its television operation, a sign that the media company is looking to become more competitive with the network that is the overwhelming favorite of conservative viewers.

Michael Clemente is the new CEO of Newsmax TV, said Chris Ruddy, who runs the media company. Clemente ran Fox’s news operation before losing a power struggle and leaving in 2016. Previously, he worked for 27 years at ABC News.

Newsmax is looking to challenge Fox News in terms of programming, and this move signals they are serious about it. 

More conservative news outlets is never a bad thing. and it should be interesting to see where Newsmax goes from here.


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