Ed Henry returns to Fox News in new role after cheating scandal

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Ed Henry will return to Fox News on Monday after taking the summer off amid allegations of a long-term affair, which surfaced earlier this year.

Henry will return in a new role, covering general assignments as opposed to the Hillary Clinton campaign, but Fox News does not consider the move a downgrade. Jennifer Griffin was assigned to the Clinton campaign in Henry's absence. Henry is now a chief national correspondent and will also report on breaking news.

The cable news network previously announced Henry was "taking some time off to work things out" after In Touch Weekly reported that he was involved in an on-going affair with a Las Vegas hostess, Natalia Lima, who described "Ed's secret double life" for the celebrity tabloid.

"Whenever he was in town, we would pretty much just have sex. He has a really high sex drive," Lima told In Touch. She said she met Henry five years ago through social media and their friendship became sexual in the spring of 2015.

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Fox White House correspondent Ed Henry prepares to do a stand-up December 8, 2011 in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Fox News correspondent Ed Henry claps as US President Barack Obama gets up to speak during the White House Correspondentsâ Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama attended the yearly dinner which is attended by journalists, celebrities and politicians. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Fox News correspondent Ed Henry (R) and his guest attend The Hill's and Entertainment Tonight's celebration of the 100th White House Correspondents' Association Dinner weekend at the Embassy of Canada on May 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Chuck Todd of NBC, Ed Henry of Fox and Major Garrett of CBS wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak about Iraq after the briefing was delayed, in the Brady Briefing room of the White on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is expected to speak about the deteriorating situation as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants move toward Baghdad after taking control over northern Iraqi cities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: (L-R) Fox News journalist Ed Henry, actor Sylvester Stallone and CEO and owner of DuJour Media Jason Binn attend DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn celebrating Sly Stallone's cover with Michael Satsky at Provocateur on August 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Dujour)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) hosted U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for its event entitled, Violent Extremism & U.S. Response April 1, 2015 moderated by Ed Henry, Chief Whiteehouse Correspondent for Fox News at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Both Senators currently serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, with McCain serving as Chairman. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Nick Lachey, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Ed Henry pose on the set of 'Fox & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: (L-R) Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Henry, Anna Kooiman, and Steve Doocy speak on stage during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
Actor Rob Lowe shakes hands as he makes an appearance in the White House Briefing Room in Washington May 22, 2013. At right is Fox News Channel White House correspondent Ed Henry. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
Late night television host Conan O'Brien (R) is escorted by Fox News correspondent Ed Henry in the James Brady Press Room as he tours the White House, in Washington, April 26, 2013. O'Brien will be hosting the White House Correspondents Associations' annual gala on Saturday. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
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A National Enquirer report further detailed Henry's alleged affair, offering raunchy details that include Henry allegedly spending $2,000 at a strip club on "private lap dances and champagne."

Back in May, before Roger Ailes had to deal with his own controversy, the former Fox News chairman and CEO said the rumors about Henry raise "serious questions" about the reporter's "lack of judgment."

Ailes famously resigned from Fox News this summer after former host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit that resulted in numerous women coming forward with similar claims.

Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004 to 2011, serving as the network's senior White House correspondent and a congressional correspondent. He and NPR's Shirley Hung married in 2010.

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