In Profile: Fox News Edition

By A.J. Katz 

Harris Faulkner sits down with Business Insider:I don’t speak for all black people, and I hope that others don’t speak for me. We’re all different, we all come with our own points of view. To get a presidential tweet from the Commander-in-Chief about a military book that you’ve written is pretty awesome. And it wouldn’t matter where that person’s politics would be, it’s the President of the United States. But that’s not because I’m black that people give me negative feedback because the president tweeted about my book. They do it because they think that it’s all about politics.”

Martha MacCallum talks to WWD about how Fox News changed after Roger Ailes: “I think it was a grinding hard change. It was difficult. I think we all felt rocked by all of that. It was a lot of change. And again, I would say as I watch my colleagues at other networks go through similar changes, I know how they feel. But I think we’re in a much better place now and I’m really excited about new Fox. Having Suzanne Scott in charge, she’s someone I’ve known ever since I got here. It’s great to have a woman in leadership here, which is unusual in the media world, and I think there’s been a lot of constructive hard work to make sure that people feel that they’re working in a workplace that’s safe and fair and open.”

Bret Baier talks to People about how he explains the current political climate to his kids (Baier’s boys are 8 and 11, respectively): “I approach it kind of like I approach the news, but in a simpler way,” he explains. “I say, ‘Everybody has some thoughts about how to solve different issues and sometimes elections get really ugly and back-and-forth in the last few days, but eventually all these people are gonna have to work with one another to get big things done.’ If they ask me specific questions about issues, I break it down for them, but for the most part it stays at 30,000 feet.”


Chris Stirewalt talks to Variety’s Brian Steinberg about Fox News’ mid-terms coverage, and how it was able to call the House of Representatives for the Democrats before the competition. The network had invested in a new system that scrapped exit polling, and took into account the fact that more U.S. citizens were voting earlier than the day of the election: “You can’t do exit polls when people aren’t exiting the polls. We had to acknowledge that as early voting comes to eventually dominate, the exit method wouldn’t work anymore. That was a bold step that the company took, and it was exciting for us to try to build something like that.”