NEW YORK — Fox News Channel founder Rupert Murdoch on Friday appointed two longtime Fox executives as the new co-presidents of the news network as it restructures after last month’s departure of Roger Ailes following sexual harassment allegations.

Both Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine were with Fox News when it started in 1996. Shine, who had been one of Ailes’ top deputies, will run the editorial operations for Fox News and its sister Fox Business Network. Abernethy had left the news channel to run Fox’s stable of 28 local stations and he’ll keep that job, while overseeing the business operations of the two networks. Both will report to Murdoch, who will continue to oversee things as executive chairman.

The moves sent a signal to Fox News viewers that despite a scandal that has widened since Ailes’ resignation, they shouldn’t worry that their favorite network is abandoning them. Murdoch also announced the promotion of Suzanne Scott to be the executive in charge of Fox News’ daytime and prime-time programming.