FOX News Channel Re-Signs Martha MacCallum to Multi-Year Deal
NEW YORK -- December 18, 2012
FOX News Channel (FNC) has re-signed Martha MacCallum to a multi-year deal
where she will continue as the co-anchor of America’s Newsroom, announced
Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FOX News.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Martha brings unique enthusiasm and
talent to delivering the news and connects incredibly well with our viewers.
We look forward to her continuing to play a valuable role in the network’s
Since 2010, MacCallum has co-anchored America’s Newsroom (9-11 AM/ET)
alongside Bill Hemmer. The two-hour weekday news program averages nearly 1.5
million total viewers, beating both CNN and MSNBC combined during that
timeslot, according to Nielsen Media Research.
During her tenure at FNC, MacCallum has played an integral role in the
network’s coverage of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. She has
covered major international and national stories including the Royal Wedding,
Hurricane Katrina and the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Her wide-ranging
interviews include General David Petraeus, President Obama strategist David
Axelrod, Senator John McCain and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Prior to her current role on America’s Newsroom, MacCallum anchored FNC’s
weekday news programs The Live Desk from 2006 to 2010 and FOX News Live from
2004 to 2006. Before joining FNC, MacCallum served a variety of positions at
NBC from 1997 to 2003, including co-anchor of CNBC’s Morning Call with Martha
MacCallum and Ted David and anchor of CNBC’s Checkpoint.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to
delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five
cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for
more than ten years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most
trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is
available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news
landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
FOX News Media:
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