Jay Wallace, an executive who has supervised news coverage and radio operations for Fox News Channel, will take on broader duties for the network as its new executive vice president of news and editorial while Michael Clemente, a top supervisor at the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet, will move to a new unit devoted to long-form programming.
In his new role, Clemente will oversee all development and production of taped long-form programming, as well as occasional special live events for the cable-news outlet. The new unit will include FNC Editor-at-Large Peter Boyer, Senior Executive Producer and Director of Long-Form Series, Pamela Browne, Executive Producer Martin Hinton and Specials Director of Development, Clay Rawson, all of whom will report to Clemente. Host John Stossel’s quarterly customized specials for Fox News will also be part of this new division.
Wallace, meanwhile, will manage the news division, including all political coverage and election season debates and town halls. He will also oversee all daytime weekday and weekend news programming, including “America’s Newsroom with Martha MacCallum & Bill Hemmer,” “Happening Now with Jenna Lee & Jon Scott,” “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo,” “America’s News HQ”and “Fox Report.”
He will continue to oversee “Shepard Smith Reporting” and the Fox News Deck, the breaking news operation helmed by chief news anchor Shepard Smith. Key news
programs originating from the network’s Washington DC Bureau, including “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “Fox News Sunday” and “MediaBuzz,” will be overseen by Wallace as well.
Wallace will also supervise all newsgathering for the network.