Ailes, Roger (1940–)

Roger Eugene Ailes was born on May 15, 1940, in Warren, Ohio. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ohio University and later received an honorary doctorate also from Ohio University. Ailes's career ranged from television property assistant, producer, to executive producer of The Mike Douglas Show from 1962 to 1968; media adviser to Richard M. Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign; media consultant to Ronald Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign; media consultant for George H. W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign; and television executive.

In 1962 Roger Ailes began his television career as a property assistant on The Mike Douglas Show. Three short years later, he became a producer of the show. Then, in 1967, he became an executive producer. In 1967 and 1968, he won Emmy Awards for ...

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