Fox News' chief DC reporter left after harassment claims

Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report

Report: Fox News' Top Washington Reporter Left After Harassment Claims

When Fox News' chief Washington correspondent James Rosen left the network in December, the company did not give a reason.

According to Rosen's former colleagues. he had an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists, including two reporters and a producer. In a shared cab ride back from a meal, Rosen groped her, grabbing her breast.

Again, Fox News isn't the only network facing such allegations, or to have mishandled sexual harassment complaints.

Last spring, according to NPR, Rosen tried to forcibly kiss a young reporter after the two had lunch together. He asked her to keep the incident quiet and then offered to help her get on Bret Baier's evening newscast, "Special Report", the article said. The cable news network has wrestled with the fallout from several high-profile misconduct allegations in recent years, along with the revelations that Fox News was aware of misconduct and had contributed to payouts for some of the women.

Rosen, too, was a high-profile figure who had been with the network for almost 20 years.

Just last month, Fox's owner, Rupert Murdoch, told Sky News that there had been no further allegations at the company after Mr. Ailes was sacked in 2016 - and that those allegations were "largely political because we're conservative". He edited, "A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century", by William F. Buckley Jr.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News and Rosen for comment.

Years later, a then-producer for Fox News covering the State Department alleged that Rosen had "directly sexually harassed her", according to NPR, which cited "several of her former colleagues". Rosen declined to comment to NPR after it set out in detail what it meant to report.

"We have investigated the allegations made against Joel", Tracy Grant, The Post's managing editor, said in a statement, "and based on the facts that The Post has gathered to date, we have placed him on a 90-day disciplinary suspension for inappropriate workplace conduct". The paper said he was the first reporter to be disciplined for misconduct.

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