updated 11/1/2007 12:48:47 PM ET 2007-11-01T16:48:47

Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes donated money to Ohio University for a renovated student newsroom, the school said Wednesday.

The newsroom, expected to be functional in early 2008, is part of a larger renovation to the school's radio and television building.

The amount of Ailes' donation wasn't disclosed. He graduated from the school in 1962.

The new facility will double the size of the university's existing newsroom — last upgraded in the 1960s — and allow more students to participate in the school's WOUB radio station and television programs, the school said.

Ailes majored in radio and television while at Ohio University and served two years as manager of the school's radio station. Since 1994 he has funded scholarships for Ohio University students in the school's telecommunications programs.

Ailes ran CNBC in the early 1990s. He also is credited with changing cable news by making Fox News a personality-driven channel. He currently is in charge of the new Fox Business Network, which launched on Oct. 15.

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