Ed Henry is “taking some time off to work things out,” a Fox News spokesperson says.
By Alex Weprin, Politico.com
Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry will not be appearing on the channel for the time being, following a report in In Touch Weekly that he cheated on his wife with a Las Vegas hostess.
“We recently became aware of Ed’s personal issues and he’s taking some time off to work things out,” a Fox News spokesperson told POLITICO in a statement.
TV talent contracts often have so-called “morality clauses,” that allow the employer to suspend or let go with cause talent that embarrass the company in some way. It is not clear whether Henry’s contract had such a clause. It is also not clear when or if Henry will return to work at Fox News.
In 2013, NBC “Dateline” anchor Chris Hansen was fired by the network, after Radar Magazine published a story documenting an affair he was having with a local news reporter.
Henry joined Fox News in 2011 as chief White House correspondent. He was previously the White House correspondent for CNN.
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