Women of Fox News
Laura Ingraham, whom I met once, appears often on Fox News as a political commentator. She is a breast cancer survivor. Laura Ingraham is a bestselling author and the sixth most popular radio talk show host in America. She was born in 1964; reared in Connecticut; earned a degree at Dartmouth; graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Laura Ingraham clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas prior to becoming a defense attorney in New York City.
Molly Line (born 1977) joined Fox News as a correspondent in 2006. She had previously worked in television news in West Virginia, Albany, and Boston. Molly Line earned her degree in mass communications at Virginia Tech.
Courtney Friel was born in 1980 and grew up in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She earned a degree in political science at San Diego State before working on television for numerous network programs. In 2003, Courtney Friel became the news anchor at a Jackson, Tennessee station. She has been the entertainment reporter for Fox News since 2007.
Amy Kellogg has worked for Fox News since 1999 and is based in London. She holds degrees in Russian studies from Brown and Stanford. Amy Kellogg is fluent in Russian, Spanish and French. She previously worked as a television reporter in Pennsylvania and Syracuse. She has reported from Iran, Chechnya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Poland, India and Africa. Amy Kellogg is courageous.
Uma Pemmeraju was born in India in 1958. Her father, a research scientist, moved the family to San Antonio, Texas, in 1964. They were then the only Indians in that city. Uma Pemmaraju's grandfather was a newspaper publisher in south India. She received her degree in political science at Trinity University; tried her hand at newspaper reporting; worked in television news in Dallas and Boston. She was on the original team when Fox News launched, thus becoming the first Indian-American news anchor in network news.
Harris Faulkner is a six time Emmy Award winner who serves Fox News as the breaking news anchor. Born in Atlanta in 1965, her father was a military aviator. Harris Faulkner graduated from UCSB with a degree in mass communications, followed by work for local television news in Los Angeles; Greenville, South Carolina; and eight years in Kansas City. She joined Fox News in 2005. Harris Faulkner: "God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called. You only need to open your heart to prepare for His next assignment." "Our goodness is measured by how we treat others who can't do anything for us."
Michelle Malkin is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist; bestselling author; one of the top 100 bloggers in the world; and political commentator for Fox News. She was born in 1970 and reared in New Jersey, the daughter of Filipino immigrants. Michelle Malkin graduated from Oberlin College, and then went to work for the Los Angeles Times from 1992-1994, followed by a stint of a few years at the Seattle Times. She has two children and lives in Colorado.
Lauren Green is the religion correspondent for Fox News. Born in 1963, she is from Minneapolis, where she was a gymnast in high school. Lauren Green majored in music at the University of Minnesota, and is a well known concert pianist and recording artist. She became the first black Miss Minnesota in 1984, and went on to win both the swimsuit and talent competitions in the 1985 Miss America pageant. Lauren Green worked in local news in Minneapolis and Chicago before she became the first on-air talent hired by the fledgling Fox News Network in 1996.
Julie Banderas (born 1975) is the daughter of Howard Bidwell of the Connecticut Bidwells, and Fabiola Bidwell, who is originally from Colombia. She earned a degree from Emerson College in Boston and then went to work in television news there. Julie Banderas would go on to work in television news in Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York City. She joined Fox News in 2005 and currently serves as weekend news anchor. Julie Banderas resides in The City.
Alisyn Camerota was born in 1966 and grew up in New Jersey. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. Alisyn Camerota worked for local television news programs in Washington and Boston before landing a gig with America's Most Wanted. She came to work at Fox News in 1998, where she is now a morning news anchor. Alisyn Camerota has three children. She was my long time favorite Fox lady because of her wit and winsomeness.
Megyn Kelly (born 1970) has been with Fox News since 2004, where she is the mid-morning news anchor. She previously worked at the Washington bureau for Fox. Megyn Kelly has a degree in political science from Syracuse University; and earned her J.D. at Albany Law School, where she was editor of Albany Law Review. She worked as a corporate litigator in Washington, New York and Chicago. Megyn Kelly is brilliant and forceful. She was my favorite Fox lady until recently.
My favorite Lady on Fox is Shannon Bream. The first time I saw her I thought "This woman is going to be a big star." Shannon Bream, born in 1971, graduated from Liberty University and then earned a Juris Doctorate with honors at Florida State University College of Law. She worked as an attorney in Tampa thereafter. She worked in television news in Tampa; Washington, D.C.; and Charlotte, where she anchored the evening news. Shannon Bream has been with Fox News since November, 2007, where she is officially the Supreme Court reporter. I have noticed she is now appearing more often at the news desk. Shannon Bream was Miss Virginia in 1990 and Miss Florida in 1995. In her words: "I’d always had a news bug. I just wasn’t sure how I would ever make a career out of it. My husband, Sheldon, and I really spent a year in intense prayer and discussion about the move and sought counsel from people we trusted. I’m a firm believer that the Lord gives us passions that He has equipped us to pursue and plants that seed in our hearts. I came here and started what really is for me a dream job."