Roger Ailes Buys Weekly N.Y. Paper

By: E&P Staff

The Chairman of Fox News has purchased The Putnam County News and Recorder in New York. Roger Ailes acquired the weekly in June from Publisher Brian O’Donnell, the paper reported last week.

Elizabeth Ailes, the wife of Roger, told The New York Times’ Brian Stelter, “We bought it not to change it, but perhaps it will evolve over time.”

The couple plans to hire a general manager to handle day-to-day operations and O’Donnell will stay on as a consultant.

“It’s a really quaint paper,” Elizabeth Ailes told Stelter. “It reflects the community. We really like it, and that’s why Roger wanted to buy it.”

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