A White House correspondent for Fox News who was suspended from the network after having an affair with a Las Vegas stripper will quietly return to the network on Monday.
The Hill reported that Ed Henry, 45, is set to return to Fox on Monday after a four month absence.
“He took the summer off to work out some issues,” a source with Fox said, according to Daily Mail.
However, Henry will reportedly no longer serve as a White House correspondent. Instead, his new title is Chief National Correspondent, meaning he will not report on the presidential campaign at all. Based in Washington, Henry has been assigned to a 6am-2pm shift.
Henry, who is married with two children, was sidelined by Fox four months ago after In Touch magazine revealed his affair with stripper Natalia Lima. The young woman claimed she met Henry in a Las Vegas club and engaged in a ten month affair with him.
Lima eventually tried to claim that she was a Las Vegas restaurant hostess, but her true identity was eventually exposed.
“There’s around 400 girls working at Sapphire at any one time, especially on weekends, but Natalia has a locker in the same quad as me so I see her regularly to say hi to,” said Aaliyah Cyn, another stripper at the club Lima worked at. “She’s a regular girl and has been there much longer than me. One girl told me she’s been there more than five years. She’s older than most of the girls and knows how to play the game. She comes in quite often, sometimes every night.”
Aaliyah went on to say that Lima was open about her affair with Henry with her coworkers.
“I remember last year I overheard her talking about a guy she was seeing,” she recounted. “It was about eight or nine months ago and I was in the locker room getting ready and doing my makeup. She was in there talking to one of her friends, she was telling her how she had this guy who was in politics, something connected to the White House, and said she was having an affair with him.”
“She said she met him at the club as a client and started seeing him, but he never told her he was married,” Aaliyah added. “Natalia was saying she found out about the wife and confronted him. She wasn’t happy and was telling her friend that he needs to be careful because she could expose him. I didn’t pay much attention at the time but it looks like she carried out her threat.”
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