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Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale dead at 43

Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale has died. He was 43.

According to Fox, Di-Natale’s body was found on Wednesday after a friend alerted officials that they were worried about his state of mind regarding some health issues. The coroner in Jefferson County, Colorado then determined that Di-Natale took his own life.

Di-Natale began working at Fox News in 2007, where he covered international news, from the aftermath of the raid at Usama bin Laden’s compound to the more recent riots in Ferguson, Mo. He was a freelance reporter up until the end of last month when he resigned. His last appearance occurred on November 30.

Fox News’ spokesperson released a statement: “We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East.”

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett released following airport arrest

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday afternoon for refusing to cooperate with police.

The America’s News HQ anchor was taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal, where he appeared intoxicated and refused to follow officers’ orders, reports The Associated Press. The 59-year-old was charged with obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer and booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

Jarrett posted $300 bond and was released early Thursday.

Update: A Fox News spokesperson has given EW the following statement:

“We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor. He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”

Megyn Kelly announces third pregnancy on-air

Megyn Kelly, host of Fox New’s America Live, announced on-air that she was expecting her third child with husband Doug Brunt. The child is due this summer. Kelly and Brunt have two other children, a son and daughter.

“Happily, Doug and I are expecting another baby,” Kelly told the audience yesterday. Her announcement was met with a giant celebratory graphic, balloons, and feather boa from her colleagues.

“I would like to thank the Academy,” Kelly said. “Oh wait — this isn’t that speech.”

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Bill O'Reilly and Greta Van Susteren sued for defamation

Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren are being sued for defamation by Aviva Nash, who claims that her company, Drum Cafe LLC, was slandered “willfully, intentionally recklessly, and maliciously” by both cable talking heads. According to its website, Drum Cafe is “one the world’s leading Team Building and Corporate Events Companies.”

As the lawsuit, published by E! Online, explains, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren featured a segment about Drum Cafe in its July 19 episode. Without mentioning it by name, Van Susteren called the group’s appearance at a Washington conference held by the General Services Administration “insane,” noting that the event included “$21,000 worth of drumsticks.” Five days later, The O’Reilly Factor played a clip of Nash and Drum Cafe at a GSA event in Vegas before the host decried the group’s work as a “con.”

Nash says that Drum Cafe has lost business as a result of O’Reilly and Van Susteren’s remarks.

A Fox rep says that since the network has not yet been served with a lawsuit, there is nothing on which to comment.

UPDATE: Van Susteren has posted a response to Nash’s suit on her website, calling it “frivolous” and “absurd.” Van Susteren also reiterates that neither she nor Fox has been served by the lawsuit.

'Fox Mole' identified and fired, but threatens to tell his story

It took Fox News Channel less than 24 hours to find — and fire — an associate producer who began writing a column critical of his employers for the news blog Gawker. The network said Joe Muto, who worked on The O’Reilly Factor and said he had been working at Fox News since 2004, was identified and fired. Fox said it was “continuing to explore legal recourse against Mr. Muto and possibly others.”

On Tuesday Gawker posted Muto’s initial column, written anonymously. It was primarily critical of a Fox website that he called “an unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting.” He also posted a previously unseen video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chatting with Sean Hannity about his family’s horses and other things. READ FULL STORY

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