Longtime Fox News personality James Rosen jumped ship from the highest-rated cable news network, with Adweek reporting that the network’s former chief Washington correspondent will join Newsmax Media.
Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy said in a statement that Rosen will be joining the conservative outlet as the network’s chief White House correspondent.
Rosen welcome the new opportunity, saying, “I am thrilled to join the Newsmax team. I’ve known Chris Ruddy for over decade and have long admired from afar his innovation and success in growing Newsmax and its brand.”
Who he’s replacing
“James Rosen is not only a reporter’s reporter, but also a great thinker and author who can share complex issues on a TV screen and explain them in clear and understandable ways,” Ruddy said, adding, “We are pleased and proud to have him as a key part of our growing news team.”
Rosen will apparently replace controversial Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson following comments she made regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Adweek, Robinson found herself suspended by Newsmax Media and banned by Twitter after she alleged that the vaccine contains a “bioluminescent” tracking device that could have satanic origins.
“Emerald is still with Newsmax, however her contract ends in January and we will not be renewing it,” Newsmax Media said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “We appreciate the work she has done on-air for the network.”
Sexual harassment issue
Rosen worked at Fox News for nearly two decades before leaving in 2018. NPR reported that his departure was due to a series of sexual misconduct allegations.
NPR cited former colleagues who alleged that Rosen “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.”
It added: “His departure followed increased scrutiny of his behavior at the network, according to colleagues.”
In going over to Newsmax Media Rosen will be joining other former Fox News hosts, including Eric Bolling, Rob Schmitt, and Greg Kelly.
Adweek noted that Newsmax Media has acquired some off-air talent from Fox News as well, such as Valeria Riccioli, who became vice president of talent in October.