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Last updated 9:54PM ET
September 20, 2018
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FOX News Chairman makes major contribution to OU
Roger Ailes
(WOUB) - FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is giving back to his alma mater.

Ailes has made a half million dollar contribution to Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication to help fund a new, technologically advanced newsroom.

The new newsroom houses the operation of WOUB news on the third floor of the Radio and Television Building on OU's Athens campus.

Scripps College Dean Gregory Shepherd says the newsroom allows students and WOUB professionals to work side by side in a state-of-the-art environment.

Ailes is a 1962 alumnus of Ohio University.

He served as WOUB Radio's student station manager for two years before embarking on a professional career which includes the creation and launch of FOX News Channel.

In addition to this contribution, Ailes has funded scholarships for Scripps students since 1994.
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