Greta: Where are the prime-time women?

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Feb 13, 2017

    Hadas Gold writes, "When Greta Van Susteren goes to work at her new broadcast home of MSNBC, the elevator takes her past the place, three floors below, where she worked for 14 years: Fox News.

    And while she still enjoys seeing her old colleagues in the hallways and expresses no regrets — 'None. Zero. None' — about leaving, she does have a request for her former employer and television in general: More women in prime time.

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    'I’m a real feminist, so I like to see women on the air,” Van Susteren said in an interview this week from her office just down the hall from her new studio with sweeping views of the Capitol. "Fox is going to have to do its own programming. But I will say, I like to see women on the air.'

    In addition to Van Susteren, Fox News lost two other high-profile female anchors over the past year: Prime-time star Megyn Kelly, who joined Van Susteren in the NBC family last month, and Gretchen Carlson, who helped bring about the downfall of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes after filing an explosive sexual harassment lawsuit over the summer. Fox News ultimately replaced Van Susteren’s 7 p.m. hour with a temporary show about the first 100 days hosted by Martha MacCallum, making her the network's only female anchor during the evening hours — but a news anchor, not opinion like the three men whose shows follow hers. CNN’s lineup also only features one female anchor in the evening, Erin Burnett’s 'Outfront' at 7 p.m. MSNBC features Van Susteren at 6 p.m. and Rachel Maddow at 9 p.m."

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    Released: February 13, 2017, 12:52 pm
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