Julie Roginsky, born April 25, 1973, is a Democratic strategist, television personality, and contributor to the Fox News network. Roginsky appears mainly as a co-host on Outnumbered and an occasional co-host of The Five.
Roginsky, who was born in Moscow, Russia, was primarily raised by her grandparents until she and her parents were allowed to leave the Soviet Union in 1980. Prior to settling in the United States, Roginsky and her family lived briefly in Paris and London.
While in the United States, Roginsky was raised in New York City and Plainsboro Township, New Jersey. She graduated from Princeton Day School and was awarded both her B.A. and M.A from Boston University. Prior to working at Fox News, Roginsky was a contributor at CNBC. Her columns have appeared on FoxNews.com, CNBC.com, Politico, Forbes and the Star-Ledger.
According to New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman, Roginsky recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and current co-president Bill Shine.
Spokespersons for Fox News Channel and 21st Century Fox were not able to offer immediate comment on Roginsky’s suit, which was filed Monday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The suit was filed against Fox News Channel, Ailes and Bill Shine, a longtime staffer who is currently co-president of the network.
“We look forward to a public trial in front of a jury in New York City,” said Nancy Erika Smith of the Smith Mullin law firm in Montclair N.J. Smith represented Carlson in her lawsuit against Ailes. Carlson was awarded as much as $20 million in a settlement after alleging Ailes had subjected her to sexual come-one and other unwanted behavior. Her lawsuit sparked an internal investigation that resulted in lurid disclosures from several current and former Fox News employees about Ailes’ behavior. Since that matter was resolved, 21st Century Fox has offered settlements to other female staffers. In an unrelated matter, The New York Times reported Saturday that Bill O’Reilly, the network’s star anchor, has also faced allegations of unwanted and inappropriate behavior from female employees.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of a New York Times report that claims the cable news giant has paid five women a total of $13 million in sexual assault settlements due to allegations the women made against the network and its star host, Bill O’Reilly.