Considering Roger Ailes’ Replacement

Three big names.

Now that Roger Ailes has been forced out as CEO of Fox News, the question is — who will replace him? For the moment, 85-year-old Rupert Murdoch is taking on his duties, but that’s obviously not the longterm answer.

According to The New York Times, three possible candidates are worth considering: Bill Shine, David Rhodes and Jesse Angelo.

Shine would seemingly have the inside track because he is currently Fox News’s senior executive vp for programming. Rhodes, the lone outsider as president of CBS News, isn’t really on the outside — he previously served as a Fox News exec. Angelo is The New York Post’s CEO.

Whomever gets the nod will be taking over a well-oiled, if sleazy, machine. Fox News remains the highest-rated cable network by far.