In a email sent to staff, Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks announced he’d be stepping into fill Horowitz’s responsibilities, including programming, marketing and scheduling for FS1, FS2 and digital.
“Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to–should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times,” he wrote. “These values are non-negotiable.”
Horowitz declined comment to The Big Lead. He has hired litigator Patty Glaser to represent him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A champion of debate shows who made his name at ESPN, Horowitz came to Fox Sports in 2015 after a brief stop at the Today Show.