Gretchen Carlson

  • Harvey Weinstein Nov 2, 2019

    Gretchen Carlson Wants to Speak Freely About Fox News Tenure

    When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn’t help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. “It would be nice to be able to be able to tell my full story,” Carlson said. She’s...

  • Air Force Sep 14, 2019

    Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg , retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski,...

  • NBC News Aug 19, 2019

    Planned Book by Mark Halperin Faces Widespread Criticism

    A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal “a slap in the face to all women.” Politico announced Sunday that Halperin’s “How To Beat Trump” was expected in November. The book...

  • attorney Jun 5, 2019

    Gretchen Carlson Steps Down as Miss America Chairwoman

    Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant’s swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. She was part of an all-female leadership team that took over the pageant following an email scandal in which male leaders insulted former Miss Americas, denigrating their appearance, intelligence and even their sex lives. Carlson pushed...

  • Pennsylvania Dec 21, 2018

    Lawsuit: Miss America Leaders Illegally Took Over Pageant

    A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the pageant.

  • NFL Sep 10, 2018

    Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Wins Miss America Pageant

    Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.
    Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015 competing as Miss New York.

  • NFL Sep 7, 2018

    NFL Kneeling Question Helps Pick Miss America Preliminary Winner

    A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday’s preliminary winners in the Miss America competition.

  • California Aug 22, 2018

    California Lawmakers Limit Nondisclosure Agreements

    California would bar forced arbitration and nondisclosure agreements under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday that enjoys celebrity backing from some in the #MeToo movement. It would prohibit employers from requiring nondisclosure agreements related to sexual misconduct as a condition of getting or keeping a job. It also would ban employers from requiring arbitration agreements, which can...

  • Twitter Aug 20, 2018

    Gretchen Carlson: Miss America’s Claims Cost Pageant $75K in Scholarship Money

    Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund’s allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and silenced her has led to the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year’s contestants.

  • Stanford Aug 17, 2018

    Miss America: Leadership Bullied, Manipulated, Silenced Me

    The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant’s current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is reminiscent of the movie “Mean Girls,” in which characters Gretchen and Regina bully the heroine...

  • head Aug 8, 2018

    Miss America Head Gretchen Carlson Says Organization Needs to Heal Rift

    Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host now in charge of the Miss America Organization, says the organization needs to heal a rift that has seen 20 state groups call for her and other top leaders to resign. In an interview with The Associated Press that Carlson said would be her last on the subject, she said Miss America officials...

  • Gretchen Carlson Jun 5, 2018

    Miss America Scraps Its Swimsuit Competition

    Miss America, which started as a bathing beauty contest nearly a century ago, is ending its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge women on their physical appearance. “We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition,” Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors, said Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

  • Gretchen Carlson Jan 1, 2018

    Gretchen Carlson Named Miss America Chair After Email Scandal

    Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will join her on the board. The new leadership comes less than two weeks after leaked emails surfaced showing CEO Sam Haskell and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2017

    Kelly Presses ‘Infowars’ Host Jones on Sandy Hook Denial

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. Jones never gave a direct answer in a segment on NBC’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.” Kelly has been criticized intensely for giving a platform to Jones, who has also called the Sept....

  • Chelsea Clinton Apr 22, 2017

    Chelsea Clinton: Someday, Someone’s Mother Will be President

    Chelsea Clinton stayed away from politics and stuck to the subject of childhood obesity Friday at a Variety magazine event honoring prominent women and their charity work — except for her last line....
    Responding to a pointed quip hours earlier from emcee Vanessa Bayer, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, that none of the honorees’ mothers was president of the United...

  • Supreme Court Apr 3, 2017

    Bill O’Reilly, Ex-Fox Chief Roger Ailes Hit With More Sexual Allegations

    A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network’s most popular on-air personality, Bill O’Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women. O’Reilly was due to return to the air on Monday following a weekend report in The New...

  • Supreme Court Apr 3, 2017

    Bill O’Reilly, Ex-Fox Chief Roger Ailes Hit With More Sexual Allegations

    A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network’s most popular on-air personality, Bill O’Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women. O’Reilly was due to return to the air on Monday following a weekend report in The New...

  • Gretchen Carlson Sep 6, 2016

    ’Hasn’t Felt Like Home’: Greta Van Susteren Departs Fox News After 14-Year Run

    Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is departing the network after 14 years, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.

  • New Jersey Sep 6, 2016

    21st Century Fox Settles Sexual Harassment Suit With Gretchen Carlson for $20M

    21st Century Fox has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with former news anchor Gretchen Carlson, who charged she was sexually harassed by former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

  • Gretchen Carlson Jan 18, 2015

    Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Protect Religion, Editor Says

    The chief editor of Charlie Hebdo defended the magazine’s controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, saying that cartoon parodies of religious figures safeguard freedom of religion, NBC News reported. Read More

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