Fox News CEO visiting UNC Chapel Hill

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Roger Ailes (File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The brainchild behind Fox News Channel is in North Carolina to talk to up-and-coming journalists.

Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes speaks at 5:30 p.m.Thursday in the Carroll Hall auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ailes agreed to a live on-stage interview with two UNC student journalists after his lecture. His speech will be for journalism students.

Ailes was an Emmy-award-winning TV producer who became a Republican media consultant. He has advised three U.S. Presidents, senators, governors and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Ailes created Fox News in 1996, which became the country’s most watched news channel within six years. Fox News now reaches more than 90 million homes.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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