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Fox Business Network Exec Kevin Magee Steps Down

Fox Business Network and Fox News Radio executive vice president Kevin Magee announced his departure on Thursday in an email sent around to the cable channel’s staff.

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.

Kevin

[Full disclosure: From 2009 to 2012, the author of this article was an employee of the Fox Business Network.]

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