“A former Fox producer from Texas with a grudge against his bosses shot himself to death outside company headquarters in Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning, police said,” reports the New York Daily News.
The story continues, “A suicide note and a gun were found with the body of Phillip Perea, who suffered one bullet wound to the chest, sources said. A stack of business cards that read ‘The American Workplace Bully: How Fox News ended my career’ was found nearby.”
According to the Wall St. Journal (which, like Fox, is owned by News Corp.), Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a message to employees Monday “This morning, a former employee at FOX 7 KTBC (Austin) committed suicide outside FOX Television Stations’ headquarters in New York City. He was employed at our Austin television station for ten months and has not been with the station or FTS since June 2014. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.”
The WSJ story says Perea was 41 years old.
To read about the incident that sparked Perea’s ire, here is a link to an article in the Austin Chronicle.