Roger Ailes got his start in TV at Channel 3 in Cleveland

Fox News founder Roger Ailes passes away

CLEVELAND -- Long before Fox News began, founder Roger Ailes was working here in Cleveland at Channel 3.

Back in the 1960s, Ailes was a producer for The Mike Douglas Show, a variety talk program.

Channel 3 was known as KYW back then.

After his time in Cleveland, Ailes moved on to become a consultant for President Richard Nixon and President Ronald Reagan before creating Fox News in 1996.

Ailes, who was born in Warren, Ohio, resigned from Fox last summer amid a sexual harassment scandal.

His wife announced Thursday morning that Ailes had died at 77.

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