OLD Media Moves

Fox Business executive Magee is leaving

July 31, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Kevin Magee, executive vice president of Fox Business Network, is leaving, according to Andrew Kirell of Mediaite.

Kirell reports, “Magee has overseen the day-to-day operations of FBN since its inception as a sister network for the Fox News brand, and has been part of the Fox family since 2001. Prior to that, he was an executive producer for CNBC and a senior producer for Good Morning America.

“Full letter below:

I’m writing you today to tell you that I am leaving FOX Business and Fox News Radio. I’ve been thinking this over for a while now and it was a difficult decision to reach.

It’s impossible to overstate how wonderful my stay here has been in every possible way, but mostly because I got to work with the most professional, hardest-working and smartest group of people in the business. And, boy, did we have fun.

And then there’s Roger Ailes who allowed me incredible opportunities over the last 13+ years first at FOX News, and later at both FOX Business and Fox News Radio. He has been so understanding over the last few weeks as I discussed my plans for the future with him. Thank you, Roger.

As for that future, there will be more for me, but nothing I am prepared to announce today. I’m going to take a week or so to clean up some things. I hope to see many of you personally to thank you.”

Read more here. Here is a Q&A that Magee, who also worked at CNBC, did with Talking Biz News in 2010.

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