• Gretchen Carlson Jan 27

    Carlson Joins Mass. Lawmakers to Push for Bill That Would Curb NDAs in Sex Harassment

    Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson took her fight to the Massachusetts State House Monday, calling on lawmakers to end taxpayer-funded non-disclosure agreements. Carlson, who was at the center of the Fox News sexual harassment scandal, said NDAs keep victims quiet and perpetuate predatory behavior. Carlson still can’t share her own story due to the NDA she was forced...

  • Gretchen Carlson Jan 27

    Gretchen Carlson Takes NDA Fight to Mass. State House

    A former TV host whose sexual harassment lawsuit brought down the head of Fox News was in Boston Monday to advocate for legislation that would ban non-disclosure agreements.

  • NBC 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...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 15, 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...

  • NBC 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...

  • JUDGE 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.

  • CEO 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.

  • PRESIDENT 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.

  • 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.

  • CEO 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...

  • JUDGE Jun 6, 2018

    Local Pageant Contestants React to Miss America Dropping Swimsuit Competition

    Mixed reaction is pouring in after the Miss America Organization’s announcement that it is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast.

  • United States 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.”

  • BOSTON Apr 5, 2018

    Michelle Obama Rules Out Running For President at Boston Women's Forum

    Former first lady Michelle Obama ruled out running for president when asked about the possibility at a forum devoted to empowering women in Boston on Thursday.

  • United States 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....

  • fox news 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...

  • Asher Klein 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...

  • Asher Klein 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...

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