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Tags: chris stirewalt | arizona | electoral college | decision desk | projection | layoffs

Editor Who Defended Fox Elex Call Deplored by Viewers Gets Ax

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:28 PM EST

Ultimately being correct on election night could not save politics editor Chris Stirewalt at Fox News.

Stirewalt, whose team drew the wrath of some Republicans on Nov. 3 after calling Arizona for Joe Biden before other networks, was among people laid off from Fox News' digital team Tuesday.

A Washington Examiner source said Stirewalt's fate was not in response to 2020 election night coverage. Instead, restructuring was cited as the changes with the digital staff.

A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment to the Examiner on specific details, citing employee confidentiality.

"As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era," the spokesperson said. "We are confident these changes will ensure the platform continues to deliver breakthrough reporting and insightful analysis surrounding major issues, both stateside and abroad."

Stirewalt joined the network in 2010 and had been a staple during election seasons. He has co-hosted the "I'll Tell You What" podcast with Dana Perino and authored the newsletter "Halftime Report."

In a recent episode of the podcast, Stirewalt and Perino discussed a change in the news lineup happening at Fox. Perino, a former White House press secretary, was being moved to a longer time slot with co-host Bill Hemmer. But there was no mention of Stirewalt leaving the network.

Also, Fox News Channel Senior Vice President and Washington, D.C., Managing Editor Bill Sammon will retired at the end of the month, according to The Hill. The reason for Sammon's exit was unclear.

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Ultimately being correct on election night could not save politics editor Chris Stirewalt at Fox News.
chris stirewalt, arizona, electoral college, decision desk, projection, layoffs
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:28 PM
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