Fox News Channel, usually referenced as simply Fox News, is an all-news TV channel offered to American cable TV subscribers in most markets. It also has an online news site. It is currently the most watched news channel on cable, and generally ranked in the top five in cable viewership overall.
Fox News is part of Fox Entertainment Group, which is part of 21st Century Fox, a public company that trades on the NASDAQ with the ticker symbol FOXA. 21st Century Fox was spun out of News Corporation, the successful media company founded by Rupert Murdoch. Fox News is headquartered in Rockefeller Center in New York City, where most of its broadcasts take place.
Fox News is often accused of having a conservative bias in its news reporting, with many critics scoffing that it is a vehicle to promote the Republican Party. Fox disputes these allegations, with Rupert Murdoch quoted in 2001 as saying, “I challenge anybody to show me an example of bias in Fox News Channel.” In 2014, Media Matters For America, a “progressive” non-profit that monitors various media outlets, posted a video of “The Top Five Times A Fox Guest Debunked Fox.”
Fox News debuted on October 7, 1996. Longtime Republican political consultant Roger Ailes was brought in by Murdoch to launch the new network, and Ailes continued as Chairman and CEO of Fox News until 2016, when he resigned after being accused of sexual harassment by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. (Ailes died in 2017.)
Fox News mixes straight news reporting with multiple news talk shows that offer opinions on current events. Popular Fox News shows include Hannity (formerly Hannity & Colmes), Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, The Ingraham Angle, and The Five. A schedule of Fox News shows can be found here.
Fox News offers a Twitter feed of its latest headlines at https://twitter.com/foxnews. and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews. Contact information for the channel, including e-mail addresses for specific shows, can be found here.
Fox News hosted (along with Facebook and the Ohio Republican Party) the first Republican Party debate for the 2016 presidential election on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican hopeful (and eventual nominee and President) Donald Trump caused controversy in and after the debate by verbally attacking Fox New debate moderator Megyn Kelly for her question about his past inappropriate comments about women. Trump skipped a second Fox News debate after Fox News refused to remove Kelly as a moderator.