Roger Eugene Ailes (May 15, 1940 – May 18, 2017) was an American television executive and media consultant.
He was the chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, from which he resigned in July 2016 following allegations that he had engaged in sexual harassment.
Ailes was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.
Bush, and for Rudy Giuliani's first mayoral campaign.
In 2016, he became an adviser to the Donald Trump campaign, where he assisted with debate preparation.
Ailes suffered from hemophilia, a medical condition in which the body is impaired in its ability to produce blood clots.
He died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 77 after suffering a subdural hematoma that was aggravated by his hemophilia.