Fox News Women
Fox News Women
I published an article last year entitled Women of Fox News, which has proved to be a major success. By popular demand, I followed it up with Men of Fox News . Now I want to put the spotlight on a different set of Fox News Women, some of whom my readers felt should have been included in the first article.
Gretchen Carlson was born in 1966 and grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota. Her family has owned an automobile dealership for more than ninety years, making it one of the oldest in the world. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was once her nanny.
Gretchen Carlson was the valedictorian of her high school. In 1989, the 5'3" beauty became the first classical violinist to win the Miss America Pageant. She graduated with honors from Stanford, with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Behavior, a branch of Sociology. Gretchen also attended Oxford.
Gretchen Carlson worked in local television news in Richmond, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dallas, before she was hired by the CBS Early Show. Since 2005 she has been on the top rated morning cable program Fox & Friends. Carlson has won two Emmy Awards and three Gracie Awards. She lives in Connecticut with her sports agent husband and two children.
Greta Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren hosts the most watched cable news program for its time slot, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her attorney husband, who is an advisor to Sarah Palin. They are Scientologists.
Greta Van Susteren won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism from the American Bar Association. She has hosted her own program with Fox News since 2002, after spending 12 years working for CNN. Van Susteren is a trial attorney who has tried cases ranging from divorce to murder, and was a Professor of Law for 16 years at Georgetown University, which is also where she received her Juris Doctor.
Greta Van Susteren has authored a book, owns a restaurant on Long Island, and is part owner of the Green Bay Packers. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wisconsin (with distinction) where she majored in Economics. Greta was born in 1954, and grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, where her father was a judge.
"The Midwest has a certain sense of decency that I just don't feel in other places. I think often the media skips over the Midwest. I try and remind the rest of the country about the Midwest. I try to ask questions I think are relevant to the Midwest." ~ Greta Van Susteren
Jane Skinner was born in Chicago in 1967. Her father, Sam Skinner, served as Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George Bush the Elder. Jane earned a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University.
Jane Skinner first worked in television news in Duluth, Minnesota. She then worked for local stations in Portland, Maine; St. Louis; Milwaukee; and New York City. In 1998, Skinner was hired by the Fox News Channel, where today she is a daytime anchorwoman for the most watched cable news program in its time slot.
Jane Skinner is married to the Commissioner of the National Football League. They have twin daughters, and reside in Westchester, New York. She has been described as calm, gentle, comfortable, and disarming. She enjoys literature, classical music, baking, and water skiing.
Kimberly Guilfoyle hosts the weekend crime show The Lineup on the Fox News Channel. She also appears as a legal analyst on many other programs on Fox News, where she has worked since 2005. Guilfoyle previously worked for MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and Court TV. She is twice divorced, a Roman Catholic, and lives in New York City with her son.
Kimberly Guilfoyle has long mingled in high society. During her three-year first marriage, to the mayor of San Francisco, she and her husband were described in Harper's Bazaar as "The New Kennedys." She has been an award winning prosecutor, briefly taught school, and modeled lingerie for Victoria's Secret. In 2005 she was named the Entertainer of the Year by the USO.
Kimberly Guilfoyle was born in 1969 in San Francisco. Her mother, a special education teacher, died of Leukemia when Kimberly was ten years old, and from then on she was raised by her single father, who was in construction. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco.
Martha MacCallum was born in 1964 and reared in New Jersey. Her parents were both teachers. Martha earned a Bachelor's Degree at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. After briefly working as a waitress, Martha began a career writing business articles for several magazines, including the Wall Street Journal.
Martha MacCallum landed her first job in television was as a business news reporter at a local station in New York City. She moved up to national news with NBC and worked for that network for seven years, where she appeared on a variety of news programs including some on the sister channel, MSNBC. In 2004, the 5'4" MacCallum was hired by the Fox News Channel, where she presently is the morning news co-anchor on the top rated program America's Newsroom.
Martha MacCallum has been happily married for eighteen years and has three children.
Ainsley Earhardt has been a live news correspondent since 2007 on the Fox News Channel. A men's magazine article said that Earhardt mesmerizes men with her beauty to the point where they no longer hear what she is saying.
Prior to being hired by Fox News, Ainsley Earhardt worked as a local news anchor, first in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina; then in San Antonio, Texas.
Ainsley Earhardt was born in 1980. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. Ainsley got married in 2005. She enjoys running, skydiving, and flying.
Laura Ingle is from Sacramento, California. She worked in radio for a number of years, covering politics and sports.
Laura Ingle won four Golden Mike awards for her radio prowess. In 2005 she came to work for Fox News, where she appears on many programs as a correspondent. She recently received an Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast journalism excellence.
Laura Ingle was married in 2009.
Catherine Herridge underwent surgery in 2006 in order to donate part of her liver to her infant son. It saved his life.
Catherine Herridge joined Fox News at its inception in 1996 as the London Correspondent. She had previously held that same post for ABC News. Herridge is currently the Fox News Channel correspondent for Homeland Security, Terrorism, the Department of Justice, and the National Intelligence Community. She has won numerous awards for Broadcast Journalism.
Catherine Herridge was born in Canada in 1964. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at Harvard, and her Master's in Journalism at Columbia University. She is married and has two sons.
Jill Dobson was born in 1977. She is from the little village of Quincy, Michigan.
Jill Dobson earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Troy University, and her Master's from Michigan State University. She was crowned Miss Michigan 2000.
Jill Dobson first worked for local television stations in Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids. She then became a reporter for E! News. Next, Jill was hired as editor-at-large for Star magazine. She came to work for Fox News in 2007 as an Entertainment Correspondent, as which she appears on many programs of the Fox News Channel.
Jamie Colby, born in 1970 in New York City, has worked for Fox News since 2003 as National News Correspondent and Weekend Anchor. She has authored a book with her husband, who is Chief of Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, which is where they reside. Jamie has one child not counting her Yorkie.
Jamie Colby won a Gracie Award in 2000 and the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002. Prior to coming to Fox, she worked at CNN, CBS, and in local news in New York City. Colby enrolled at the University of Miami International Business School at the tender young age of 14. She earned her Bachelor's Degree there in Business Administration and Accounting; and her Juris Doctor at age 22.
Jamie Colby practiced law for ten years. She became a Broadcast Journalist by accident. She was asked to fill in for a local anchorwoman who was going on maternity leave and enjoyed it so much that she decided to pursue it as a career. She once did a story on homeschooling during which she went into a home to see it firsthand.
That experience changed her personal thoughts on the subject. In an interview she said: "After seeing Marianne Bareirro teach four of her kids different lesson plans at the same time and realizing how focused these kids were in the home environment, my whole perception of home schooling changed. Obviously, a picture is worth a thousand words. And these were exceptional kids - well behaved, interested in learning and extremely well rounded. That had been a misconception of mine and I think many others, that homeschooled kids don't socialize with kids in traditional schools and aren't encouraged to play sports, etc."
Molly Henneberg was born in 1973 in Falls Church, Virginia. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Elementary Education. Molly intended to be a kindergarten teacher, but on the advice of her father decided to try her hand at Television News.
Molly Henneberg first worked in television on a local news station in Hagerstown, Maryland. From there she moved on to Traverse City, Michigan, and then to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania. Henneberg joined Fox News in 2002 to cover the Washington, D.C., beat, which she still focuses on today.
Molly Henneberg got married in 2008 to a Marine Corps JAG. They are very active in The Falls Church, a congregation that meets in a church that dates back to before the founding of the United States. She is an obsessive Washington Redskins fan.
Jenna Lee is a rising star in the Fox News constellation. She was hired in 2007 for the Fox Business Network but has as of late been a frequent guest the Fox News Channel. Prior to coming to Fox, Jenna worked for Forbes.com as a reporter.
Jenna Lee earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and International Studies at the University of California, and her Master's Degree in Journalism at Columbia University. Her father was a quarterback in the National Football League, and she played softball in college.
Jenna Lee was born in 1980 in San Francisco. She is very much into classic cars. She is a fitness fanatic and very active; she works out, runs, and hikes regularly. Friends describe her as intense and tenacious. She describes herself as an introvert. A men's magazine has named her one of the most eligible bachelorettes in America. In an interview, she described the ultimate man for her: a gentleman; who is light-hearted, quick-witted, and really smart, with a great sense of humor.