Former MSNBC host Abby Huntsman debuted this week as a reporter on the Fox News Channel, where she’s also expected to occasionally do work as a fill-in anchor. In an interview with Elle Magazine, Huntsman said the move has been effortless–in part, she says, because of the network’s solid team of reporters.
“I mean you look at some of the personalities here and you trust them. You know that whether it’s Shepard Smith or Bret Baier or even Megyn Kelly—these people are good at what they do.”
Huntsman says the journalist who most inspired her was ABC’s Diane Sawyer:
In college, I interned for Diane Sawyer my sophomore summer…She’s probably the person I look up to most in this industry…I always think of her as someone that I hope I can try to be like, because she’s represented herself in such a classy way and brought so many incredible stories into people’s lives.
Huntsman says in her first few days at Fox, she’s been struck by the supportive atmosphere, especially for women:
They definitely do treat women well here, and I’m not just saying that because I work here. They give them opportunities. And that’s what women need—opportunities to reach our full potential. I think America would be a better place if women were able to do that. But everything takes time. So it’ll happen.