After pushing through a policy that saw high-profile Fox Sports journalists lose their jobs, the networks president of national networks is leaving the company
A week after pushing through a policy that saw a number Fox Sports journalists lose their jobs, the broadcasters president of national networks, Jamie Horowitz, is leaving the company.
The news, first reported by the Sports Business Journal, came on the same day that the Los Angeles Times said Fox Sports had been investigating sexual harassment. The Times reported that several women at Fox had been interviewed about Horowitzs conduct.
Horowitzs attorney, Patricia Glaser, said in a statement that any allegations against her client were unfounded. The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling, said Glaser. At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct, or an inability to adhere to professional conduct. Jamie was hired by Fox to do a job that until today he was performing in exemplary fashion. Any slanderous accusations to the contrary will be vigorously defended.
An email from Fox Sports president Eric Shanks to employees was leaked to the media, and addressed Horowitzs departure. Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times, wrote Shanks.
Horowitz previously worked at Fox Sports rival, ESPN. Like ESPN, Fox Sports recently shed a number of writers as it looks to put more emphasis on its video content.