08/26/2016 04:24 EDT | Updated 08/27/2017 01:12 EDT

Fox News' Ed Henry returning in new role after 4 months off

NEW YORK — Fox News correspondent Ed Henry is returning to the air four months after allegations of an extramarital affair led to his "taking some time off," as the network said then.

Henry will return Monday in a new role, as chief national correspondent, Fox News confirmed. Previously, he was chief White House correspondent and also covered Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Henry's absence followed publication of a magazine story alleging an affair with a Las Vegas woman. The magazine In Touch Weekly quoted a woman described as a hostess detailing her encounters with Henry, who is married.

At the time, Fox said he was "taking some time off to work things out."

Henry's return was first reported by The Hill.