The right-wing Newsmax site has tasked Bill O’Reilly’s longtime executive producer with helping to take on Fox News.
President Donald Trump’s friend Chris Ruddy, who runs Newsmax, confirmed that David Tabacoff, who oversaw O’Reilly’s prime time program for 16 years, is helping the cable channel compete with Fox News and One America News Network as the leading destination for conservative news, reported The Daily Beast.
“David is advising us as a consultant,” Ruddy told the website via email. “He is one of the greatest producers in television, and we’re glad to have him assist us in building out our programming as we reach over 70 million cable homes.”
Tabacoff joined Fox News in 2001, after 25 years at ABC News, and served as O’Reilly’s top producer until the conservative broadcaster was dumped in April 2017 over multiple sexual harassment settlements.