Fox News' chief DC reporter left after harassment claims

Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report

Report: Fox News' Top Washington Reporter Left After Harassment Claims

Fox News's chief Washington correspondent James Rosen abruptly parted with the network at the end of 2017 with little fanfare after a almost 20-year career.

NPR reported Wednesday, however, that Rosen had "an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists".

Last spring, according to NPR, Rosen tried to forcibly kiss a young reporter after the two had lunch together. According to NPR, it is likely that his departure is a outcome of alleged scrutiny he was facing at work-specifically sexual harassment allegations.

"According to a colleague, he then asked the reporter to keep the approach quiet and offered her unsolicited help in getting more time on Bret Baier's nightly political newscast, Special Report".

Sexual harassment allegations have rocked major networks and publications across the industry, ushering in the abrupt ousters of high-profile media figures. Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox anchor, sued Mr. Ailes in 2016, saying he had forced her out after she refused his sexual advances. Fox News in particular has struggled to deal with the fallout from sexual misconduct scandals.

Fox News fired two other employees, host Eric Bolling and executive Francisco Cortes, following misconduct accusations.

The allegations against Rosen are the latest to affect the network.

Rosen's Facebook page features photos of his family alongside promotions for his book projects.

In the winter of 2001, according to four unnamed colleagues of a female Fox News reporter, Rosen groped the reporter in a cab, grabbing her breast.

News attempted to contact Rosen, who has covered the White House and State Department, and he declined to comment to NPR.

All three women either declined or did not respond to NPR's request for comment, the outlet reported.

"We have investigated the allegations made against Joel", Tracy Grant, The Post's managing editor, said in a statement, "and based on the facts that The Post has gathered to date, we have placed him on a 90-day disciplinary suspension for inappropriate workplace conduct".

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