I learned of Roger Ailes death while in the middle of a conversation with Talk Media News' Justin Duckham. We were talking about President Trump and James Comey when News Director Taylor Cormier broke in announcing that Ailes was dead. FOX and FRIENDS hosts received the same shock when Steve Doocy reported that Elizabeth Ailes has sent to DRUDGE a release Thursday morning saying that her husband Roger, the former CEO of FOX News, had died.

In minutes, I reached out to my friend and our regular contributor, John LeBoutillier, who was on the air with a radio station in Oregon. John knew Roger Ailes very well. Their relationship spanned decades. In this exclusive and personal interview, John reflects on the passing of the brilliant former FOX News CEO Roger Ailes.